Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)
What is Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) used for?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat or prevent breast cancer. It operates by blocking the effects of estrogen as certain types of breast tumors use this hormone to grow and spread. This medication may also be used to treat men with breast cancer in some cases. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice daily for a cycle of medication lasting up to several years, but your particular directions will differ depending on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal may be recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe headaches, vision problems, sudden numbness on one side of the body, nausea, trouble breathing, flu symptoms, irregular menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding, darkened urine, discolored stools, jaundice, or signs of an allergic reaction. Tell your physician about any serious or worrying symptoms that you experience as soon as they occur to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Cytotam (Tamoxifen Citrate) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of blood clots occurring in the veins. It is also important to inform your physician if you are obese, a smoker, receiving chemotherapy, or if you have porphyrias as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration.
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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as 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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.