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TAMOXIFEN TABLETS BP 20
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 TAMOXIFEN TABLETS BP 20
 
Package:
TABLETS: 30.
Dosage:
1 tablet twice daily. May increase to 2 tablets twice daily if no response within 1 month.
Prescribing Restrictions Chief Physician Kupah Pharmacy Only 


Indications:
Palliative treatment of breast tumors.
Contra-Indications:
Pregnancy, hypersensitivity.
Special Precautions:
Lactation, leukopenia or thrombocytopenia. Transient decreases in platelet counts, usually to 50,000-100,000/mm3, have been occasionally reported in patients taking tamoxifen for breast cancer. Monitoring of plasma triglycerides and cholesterol may be indicated in patients with pre-existing hyperlipidemia.
Side Effects:
Hypercalcemia, hot flushes, nausea and vomiting, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, menstrual irregularities and skin rash. Increased bone and tumor pain also local disease flare; these effects are sometimes associated with a good tumor response. Hypercalcemia, peripheral edema, distaste for food, pruritus vulvae, depression, dizziness, lightheadedness and headache.
Drug Interactions:
N/A