What is tamoxifen 20 mg used for?
Chemical Name: Tamoxifen (ta-MOX-i-fen)
Tamoxifen belongs to the group of medication known as anti-estrogens. It is used for treating breast cancer that is spreading to other parts of the body. It helps by blocking the estrogen, the female hormone, which is known for promoting cancer growth. Both men and women use this medication. Women in particular, who have already been treated with surgery, have had chemotherapy or radiation done, use this medication to treat early breast cancer.
This medication helps in reducing the risk of developing a more severe type of breast cancer in women, especially in those who’ve had ductal carcinoma in their situ and have been treated before. Women, who have a higher chance of cancer due to their family history, age or personal medical history, use this medication to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
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The active ingredient present in Tamoxifen 20 mg is Tamoxifen.
Take the medication according to the instructions given to you by your doctor. Your doctor may initially prescribe you a smaller dose and may later increase it. Take the prescribed dosage directed to you by your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the medication until your doctor tells you to do so. If you are taking the tablet form of this medication, then make sure to swallow the medication whole, do not split it into half. For those taking this medication in liquid form, measure the medicine using a dosing syringe or with a special dose-measuring cup or spoon.
Make sure to get either of mentioned things if you don’t have them. You can use this medication without food if you want to. You will have to take this medication on a regular basis to get the most benefits from it.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- History of stroke
- History of blood clots
- Liver disease
- High cholesterol
- History of cataracts
- If you’re getting chemotherapy or radiation done
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Tamoxifen. Some possible side effects include:
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding
- Irregular menstrual periods
- New breast lumps
- Pressure in the pelvic area
- Liver problems
- Increased levels of calcium in the blood
- Hot flashes
- Weight loss
- Irregular heartbeat
- Darkened urine
The above-mentioned list does not name all of the possible side effects.
Product Code: 1825
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.