A tablet that is usually used to prevent the spreading of tumors and treat breast cancer in women. Tamoxican 10 mg works by interfering in the breast tissues with the effects of estrogen. It also blocks the growth of breast cancer. While the active ingredient is Tamoxifen, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and others. Tamoxican 10 mg belongs to the class of medicines called antiestrogens. It is not recommended to use this medication without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to unwanted results.
The manufacturer of Tamoxican 10 mg is Healing Pharma.
How to Administer Tamoxican 10 mg?
Usually, the recommended dose per day is one or two tablets or as directed by your doctor. Use a glass full of water to administer the pill and avoid other drinks such as alcohol because it may increase your risk of adverse effects. While swallowing, you should not crush, break, or chew the tablet. To decrease the risk of nausea or stomach upset, you can administer the pill with milk or light food. To get a better effect from Tamoxican 10 mg, you should administer it each day and at the same time. It is not allowed to use Tamoxifen more often than your doctor prescribes because your condition will not improve faster.
If you intend to use the liquid form of this medication, measure carefully the dosage with a special spoon or cup. Otherwise, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase the risk of adverse effects. A doctor may increase gradually the dosage for several weeks or even change the brand of the medication if you are not noticing the desired result. Inform your healthcare professional if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Doctors prescribe different dosages for their patients because it depends on your response to therapy, age, the severity of your condition, and other drugs that you may be using. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, talk to a doctor. Additionally, keep taking Tamoxifen even if you feel well because if you stop the treatment suddenly without a doctor’s approval, symptoms may return.
- Tamoxican 10 mg
- Tamoxican 20 mg
In case you forget to take a dose, you should administer it as soon as possible. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment. Do not double the dosage the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of severe adverse effects.
You may rarely experience an overdose due to an increased dose of Tamoxican 10 mg. Therefore, if you are noticing any of the following symptoms, stop taking this medicine and seek medical attention right away. For example slow or irregular heartbeat, fainting, severe dizziness, breathing problems, and others. Ask your healthcare professional if you have any questions.
Side Effects of Tamoxican 10 mg
Tamoxican 10 mg like other drugs may give you some side effects. However, if your body adjusts to the medicine, you may not notice any of the following adverse effects. Certain factors that can cause negative effects are overdose and allergy. There are three types of adverse effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, most patients ignore this category of side effects but it is recommended to inform your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following side effects. Check some examples below:
- Hair thinning
Moderate Side Effects
The following negative effects usually are not dangerous for the patients and they can keep using Tamoxifen safely. For example:
- Muscle aches
- Leg cramps
- Hot flashes
Severe Side Effects
This category of side effects may occur in rare cases due to an increased dose of Tamoxican 10 mg. In any case, you should stop using this medicine if you are noticing any of the following adverse effects. In addition, your doctor may help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Check below some examples:
- Loss of sexual ability or desire
- Eye pain
- Loss of appetite
- Severe abdominal or stomach pain
- Mental disorders (such as depression)
- Swelling of the feet or ankles
- Extreme tiredness
- Sore throat
- Dark urine
- Vision problems (such as blurred vision)
This article does not contain a complete list of adverse effects. However, you should inform your doctor if you notice any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects.
Tamoxifen may interact with some medicines and substances and increase your risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of the medicine. Hence, you should share a list of products that you are using with your physician before taking this medication. For example supplements, vitamins, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, herbal products, and others. Check some examples of drug interaction below:
- Soy products
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) medications (such as Vardenafil, Avanafil, Tadalafil, and others)
Tamoxican 10 mg may also interact with some diseases. Examples include:
- Visual disturbances
- Hepatic dysfunction
- Endometrial dysplasia
- Pulmonary embolism
In any case, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Tamoxican 10 mg because this document does not contain all possible disease and drug interactions. Moreover, you should not start, stop, or change the dosages without a doctor’s approval because you may experience unwanted results.
Tell your doctor about your medical history before taking Tamoxican 10 mg. In addition, inform your physician if you are allergic to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. Check some examples below:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver disease
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- Blood clots (such as stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and others)
However, you should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking Tamoxifen because it may harm your unborn baby. There is no information if this medication passes into breast milk or not. That’s why you should consult a doctor before breastfeeding.