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what happens when you stop taking tamoxifen

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
34 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Simply resume your regular dosing and tell your doctor who prescribed it.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Of course: But is it advised by yoiur doctor or not? Please check if it is time to stop or not. If you have received the maximum possible benefit, then you can s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
38 years experience General Surgery
1 week: 1 week should be enough time.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Hormonal balance: May effect hormone levels.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: You seem to state you (the father) are using a medication while your wife is pregnant. If this is the case, nothing you take has any effect on the hea ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience Neurology
Copaxone (glatiramer) interaction: Copaxone (glatiramer) doesn't have a known drug-drug interaction with tamoxifen.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Stop both 1wk preop: I assume that the rationale for tamoxifen and the hyst BSO are for metastatic breast Ca. If the oophorectomy controls the disease the tamoxifen shoul ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Tamoxifen is an antiestrogen that blocks the ability of breast cancer cells to use estrogen; therefore, it is only effective in hormone sensitive (es ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes,: Depending on type of cancer, especially hormone receptor status. But it really depends on specific circumstances whether this drug, or any drug, is a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Pregnant women: Tamoxifen is most often prescribed for the prevention or treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. Tamoxifen may increase the risk of blood clots ... Read More

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