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ProductName : Tamodex 20 mg
GenericName : Tamoxifen Citrate Tablets
Manufacturer: Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Tamodex(Tamoxifen Citrate tablets) - Product Information
Tamodex (Tamoxifen Citrate tablets) are used to treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. This medicine is used to reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ.
Tamodex is a selective estrogen-receptor modulator (SERM) that works both by reducing factors that increase the growth of breast cells and increasing factors that decrease the growth of breast cells. Tamodex is also used to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease due to their age, personal medical history, and family medical history.
Uses of Tamodex Tablets
Tamoxifenis used to lower the chance of getting breast cancer in women with a higher than normal chance of getting breast cancer (high-risk women) and to lower the chance of getting invasive (spreading) breast cancer in women who had surgery and radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Generic Tamoxifen Citrate (Tamodex by Biochem) is used in women after they have finished early treatment. Early treatment can include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It may keep the cancer from spreading to others parts of the body. It may also reduce the womans chance of getting a new breast cancer.
Generic Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) works by blocking the growth of breast cancers that needs estrogen to grow (cancers that are estrogen- orprogesterone-receptor positive).
Tamodex Tablets - Dosage
Thedosage of Tamodex tablets for patients with breast cancer, the recommended daily dose is 20 mg to 40 mg. Dosages greater than 20 mg per day should begiven in divided doses (morning and evening).
How to Use Tamodex Tablets
Swallow the tablets whole, with water or another non-alcoholic liquid. You can take Generic Tamoxifen Citrate with or without food at the same time each day.
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember, then take the next dose as usual. If it is almost time for your next dose or you remember at your next dose, do not take extra tablets to make up the missed dose.
Tamoxifen Citrate Side effects
Callyour doctor right away if you have any changes in the lining (endometrium) or body of your uterus. These changes may indicate that serious problems are starting, including cancer of the uterus. The signs of changes in the uterus are:
vaginal bleeding or bloody discharge that could be a rusty or brown color
change in your monthly bleeding such as in the amount or timing of bleeding or increased clotting
pain or pressure in your pelvis (below your belly button)