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How long does tamoxifen take to work

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 40 years experience
It is okay to take the medication as prescribed. It is to prevent infection in case of breach or contamination of the blood during surgery.
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
That is the typical dose prescribed for prophylaxis prior to dental procedures. It is meant to protect from a prosthetic joint infection as germs can ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
It's the appropriate dose. Trust your practitioner to have your best interests at heart.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
Blocks estrogen: Some breast cancer cells have receptors on them that bind to estrogen in order to grow. Tamoxifen acts as an "antagonist" and blocks estrogen from bin... Read More
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Dr. Eric Brown
General Surgery 33 years experience
Receptor blocker: Tamoxifen blocks the estrogen receptor present on er+ breast cancer. It is a serm.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Speak to your doctor: This is not the usual regimen for tamoxifen. It is usually recommended for daily use and intake for the best effect. Was this recommended by your do... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
You may not have : Tamoxifen is well tolerated by most , in estrogen receptor + tive breast cancers will prevent recurrences , immediate reaction can occur but rare , mo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Aim for better adher: An occasional missed dose is not a big deal and would not compromise the efficacy of tamoxifen. But better adherence should be executed. One way to do... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: There may be other agents that reduce estrogen levels but none that have been shown to treat or prevent breast cancer. Therefore, use at your own ris... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes, no probelm: Tamoxifen is a fairly harmless drug. it does not interfere with B12 or have any effect on the Thyroid gland.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist. It also depends on your other medications.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Nolvadex (tamoxifen): Nolvadex (tamoxifen) can bind estrogen making it inert and thereby can be used to prevent gynecomastia
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Tamoxifen: Tamoxifen can cause hot flashes but shouldn't single out one part of the body only. Is there any skin color change on the right foot? Perhaps there is... Read More
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