Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)
What is Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) used for?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) is used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer in post menopausal women. It can also be used to prevent the return of the cancer. This drug works by decreasing the amount of estrogen produced by the body, which can help to slow down or inhibit the growth of certain breast cancers that need estrogen to grow.
How should I use Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally, with or without food. The standard dose is 1 to 2 tablets per day. In order to determine the correct dosage, patients are required to consult their physician before taking this medication. If this drug is being used to prevent breast cancer, you may have to take it for a long period of time, sometimes as long as 5 years. For patients using it to treat breast cancer, your physician will tell you how long treatment is required. Always follow your physician's instructions, and never discontinue treatment unless told to do so by your physician.
What are the side effects of Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Patients may experience some side effects when taking Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate), such as:
It is important to note that there are also other more serious side effects associated with this drug. Patients should consult their physician immediately if they notice fractured bones, changes in mood, vaginal bleeding, yellowing of the eyes or skin, persistent nausea or fatigue, breathlessness or coughing up blood.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication is not normally given to women who have not gone through the menopause, and should not be used by pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. If you have been prescribed this medication, and have not yet gone through the menopause, you should discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control with your physician.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.