Tamoxifen is used to treat estrogen hormone-dependent breast cancers, stimulate ovulation and prevent breast cancer in high risk patients. It belongs to a class of medicines called ‘Non-Steroidal Anti-Estrogens.’...
Q: What should I discuss with my health care expert before taking Tamoxifen?
You cannot use this Tamoxifen if you are allergic to it
Inform your doctor if you currently are or had suffered from clots in your lungs or veins
Inform your doctor if you are on blood thinners like Warfarin
Tell your doctor if you are on chemotherapy or radiation
You must inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart disease or have a history of stroke, cataract or blood clot
If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides
Q: What else should I know if I am prescribed Tamoxifen?
A: Use effective contraception methods (to prevent pregnancy) like condoms or loops. Pill based contraception is not recommended while using Tamoxifen. It is important to use contraception until two months after stopping the medication of Tamoxifen.