This medication is an antiestrogen, prescribed for breast cancer. It is also used for infertility, gynecomastia, ductal carcinoma either alone or with other medications. It blocks the actions of estrogen.
Contraindicated in women with history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus and known hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 20 mg in 1-2 divided doses. Max: 80 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high cholesterol level, vision problems, high levels of calcium in blood, poor immunity, decrease in white blood cells or platelets, who are taking cytotoxic cancer medicines, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Most Common :
Swelling in the extremities, depression, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, hair thinning and/hair loss and vaginal dryness.
• Miscellaneous : Hot flashes, fluid retention, vaginal discharge, nausea, irregular periods, weight loss, skin changes and abnormal decrease in platelet counts.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25ï¿½ C).
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