Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate)
What is Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate) used for?
Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat postmenopausal women suffering from certain types of breast cancer. It operates by reducing estrogen levels in the body as this hormone is associated with the growth of tumors. This action makes it possible to slow or even stop cancer cells from spreading. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Follow your physician's directions while taking Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate) to get the safest and most effective results. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once or twice daily. Your individual instructions will be determined by your physician after observing your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never split, crush, or chew the medication before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Side effects that may occur in patients using Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are sudden severe headaches, nausea, sudden numbness, chest pain, trouble breathing, vaginal bleeding, severe pain in the pelvis, blurry vision, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, appearance of new lumps in the breast, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct changes are made to your treatment to prevent further problems.
Do not begin using Genox (Tamoxifen Citrate) if you are a male, pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have a history of blood clots in the veins. Also inform your physician if you are obese, a smoker, receiving chemotherapy, or have porphyrias as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Genox (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.