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General Information on Toremifene

Generic Name : Toremifene

Pronunciation : tore-EM-i-feen

Latest prescription information about Toremifene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Hormones

Trade Names/Brand Names of Toremifene

International- Fareston.

Why is Toremifene Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-estrogen agent, prescribed for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It works by blocking the activity of estrogen.

When should Toremifene not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with irregular heartbeat, low blood potassium or magnesium levels, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Toremifene?

PO- The recommended dose is 60 mg once daily.

How should Toremifene be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food once a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Toremifene?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood clots, cancer, decreased blood platelets or white blood cells, heart, liver, or kidney problems, electrolyte problems, bone cancer, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or changes in vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It should not be used in children.

Monitor complete blood cell counts, blood electrolytes level, electrocardiograms (ECGs), and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Toremifene?

   Most Common : Hot flushes, sweating, nausea, vomiting, vaginal discharge, dizziness, fluid retention, and vaginal bleeding.
   Miscellaneous : Fatigue, inflammation of blood vessels, depression, lethargy, loss of appetite, stroke, joint inflammation, blood clot in lungs, and heart attack.

What are the other precautions for Toremifene?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Toremifene?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25C).

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