Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)
What is Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) used for?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat women with breast cancer. The medication reduces the production of oestrogen as this hormone is associated with these types of cancer. This slows or stops the growth of cancer allowing other procedures to be performed to remove any tumours or to eliminate any remaining cancerous cells. This medication may also be useful for treating infertility caused by ovulation problems. Your doctor may prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or chew the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
As with any treatment, the use of Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe headaches, confusion, sudden numbness or weakness, pelvic pain, blurry vision, fever, flu symptoms, unusual vaginal bleeding, unusual swelling, new lump appearing in the breast, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as any unusual symptoms appear to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) is only meant to treat women and should not be administered to men. The medication should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or to treat infertility in women with a family history of abnormal blood clots. Also inform your doctor if you are a smoker or have porphyrias, severe obesity, a family history of unusual blood clots, or if you are undergoing chemotherapy. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.