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How long does tamoxifen stay in your body?

Tamoxifen has a half life of 5 days, so it would be in your system for 5 times that or 25 days. Oxycodone has a half life of 4 hrs so it would be out of your system in about 20 hrs.

What to expect after tamoxifen? On the low end of the scale, tamoxifen can cause nausea, hair loss, vomiting, bone pain, and weight gain. More seriously, it can contribute to the formation of blood clots and cataracts.

Is tamoxifen used after menopause? Tamoxifen is one of the most commonly used hormone therapies for breast cancer. Women who are still having periods (are premenopausal) and women who have had their menopause (post menopausal) can take tamoxifen. Tamoxifen works by blocking the oestrogen receptors.

Why is tamoxifen after bilateral mastectomy? Your oncologist is right with the treatment plan. Tamoxifen is known to cause increased disease free survival in patients with breast cancer after they have under gone mastectomy. It is also known to decrease the incidence of breast cancer in high risk group patients.

Does tamoxifen cause fatigue? Tamoxifen has side effects. Common side effects are hot flashes, vaginal dryness and vaginal discharge. Some women report irregular menstrual periods, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and menopausal like symptoms.

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.

Can tamoxifen be taken before or after a chemotherapy? Currently, it is common for women who have had surgery for early-stage breast cancer to start tamoxifen at the same time as they start chemotherapy. But results of laboratory studies have suggested that tamoxifen could impair the cytotoxic effects of some chemotherapy drugs.

What time of the day do you take tamoxifen? You may take tamoxifen at whatever time of day you find easiest to remember, but try to take your doses at the same time each day. This will help you avoid missing any doses. You can take tamoxifen before, during or after meals. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember.