A 22-year-old male asked:
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previous pulmonary embolism suspected to be from tamoxifen, is there a good substitute that doesn't carry clotting risk? been told clomid (clomiphene) is a no go

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Why on Tamoxifen?: Breast cancer or prevention? One could consider zoladex, (goserelin) however, it would put you into a temporary post menopausal state. You need to stop the tamoxifen. There is another drug called toremifene but it also has a clotting risk. Hope this helps.
Answered on Apr 9, 2016
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
WHY TAMOXIFEN?: Tamoxifen is commonly used for breast cancer treatment.If that is the reason for using it, then it can be replaced with another antihormone drug like Arimidex or femara (letrozole).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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