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Does tamoxifen keep you awake?

It can be difficult to think about taking a medicine every day for five or 10 years, especially if you have side effects. Yet tamoxifen can be a key part of your continuing care and staying on it helps prevent a breast cancer recurrence.

Is it good to take tamoxifen every day? It can be difficult to think about taking a medicine every day for five or 10 years, especially if you have side effects. Yet tamoxifen can be a key part of your continuing care and staying on it helps prevent a breast cancer recurrence.

What are the side effects of taking tamoxifen oral route? Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck headache large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals

How is tamoxifen used to treat breast cancer? Tamoxifen is a medicine used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, often in premenopausal women. It is given after primary treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy. Tamoxifen prevents the return of breast cancer by blocking estrogen from reaching estrogen receptors.

Why do you need to limit animal fat while taking tamoxifen? Since estrogens are stored in fat, it makes sense to limit the amount of animal fat we consume to avoid exposure to extra hormones.

What should I know before taking tamoxifen?

What should I know before taking tamoxifen?

To make sure tamoxifen is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • a history of stroke or blood clot;
  • liver disease;
  • high cholesterol or triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood);
  • a history of cataracts; or
  • if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation.

Should I take tamoxifen longer than five years? Women who have not reached menopause (and whose ovaries are still producing estrogen) have been advised to take tamoxifen for a full five years. A new study (probably the one you read about) has found that taking tamoxifen longer than five years can further reduce deaths from the disease.

How long before surgery should I Stop Taking tamoxifen? Surgery/immobility stop tamoxifen therapy at least 6 weeks before surgery or long-term immobility and recommence only when the patient is fully mobile. all patients should receive appropriate thrombosis prophylactic measures. Occurence of VTE stop tamoxifen immediately and initate appropriate anti-thrombotic measures.

Does tamoxifen really work? Tamoxifen works on the whole body (known as systemic treatment) and blocks the effects of oestrogen on these receptors. This helps to stop oestrogen from encouraging any breast cancer cells to grow. If oestrogen receptors are not found the breast cancer is known as oestrogen receptor negative or ER-.