How it works
Tamoxifen Citrate is a form of medication that is used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer in both men and women. If a patient has high risk of developing breast cancer, such as a family history, age, or personal medical history of the disease, the medication has been known to reduce the chances of the woman developing the disease. I is a class of on of the many known anti-estrogens today. The medication works by lowering or blocking the estrogen hormone. Estrogen is a female hormone. Research has shown that certain types of breast cancer require estrogen in order to grow. Taking this medication stops the growth of these breast tumors that need estrogen for growth.
Tamoxifen Citrate is prescribed when breast cancer has spread toother parts of the body. Both men and women who suffer from some forms of breast cancer can use it. It is also used in women who have undergone, radiation, chemotherapy and/or surgery to treat early breast cancer. Women who are treated with his medication have a significant reduction of developing other conditions that are serious such as DCIS. DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Sifu) is a form of cancer that forms in the milk duct and does not spread other parts of the body.
How It should be used
The medication should be taken once or twice a day with or without food at around the same time each day. It is taken by mouth. Paints are advised to follow the instructions in the prescription label o the letter and ask their doctor any questions they might have or anything they do not understand. The medicine should be swallowed whole. Therefore, one should not spit chew or crush the pills. If one decides to take it with a drink, they should ensure the drink is alcohol free.
Depending on what the drug is used for, the length of time that It will be used may vary. People who are using It to prevent breast cancer may take It for five years. The length of time the medication will be used for people who are treating breast cancer will vary. The doctor will determine how long the treatment should continue. Patients should consult their doctor before stopping the treatment.
What if a dose is missed?
If you are undergoing treatment or prevention of breast cancer using Tamoxifen Citrate, you may forget to take the medication on time. If so, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is time or almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose as usual. Never take two doses at the same time or nearly the same time to make up.
You should use proper contraceptive measures to ensure you do not get pregnant during the treatment or for at least two months after the treatment ends. This medication may have dangerous effects on the unborn baby. You should also no take the medication if you are allergic, have a history of blood clots or are taking blood thinners.