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A 47-year-old female asked:
How long does it take before you feel the side effects of tamoxifen?
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Dr. Addagada Raoanswered
General Surgery 58 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 , most of the other side effects like hot flashes, thrombo-venous problems, neurological problems may occur slowly but manageable.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are the common side effects of tamoxifen?
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Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
Menopausal symptoms: The most common side effects of tamoxifen include hot flashes, changes in menstrual period, vaginal dryness, headaches, fatigue, and GI upset. Less common but more serious side effects include blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
How can I minimize the side effects of tamoxifen?
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Dr. Sean Canaleanswered
Breast Surgery 32 years experience
Talk with your doc: There are means for dealing with menopausal symptoms/hot flashes. Soy use is controversial but some antidepressants can help but be careful as some also inhibit tamoxifen metabolism. Effexor/venlefaxine is the most studied and does not do this. There are some patients who have achieved great relief with alternative therapies such as accupuncture.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What side effects are associated with tamoxifen?
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Dr. Terri Washingtonanswered
Endocrinology 18 years experience
Side effects: Tamoxifen is often used after treatment for breast cancer to help reduce recurrence. It is very helpful and should be taken if needed and recommended. However it is not w/o side effects which can include increased risk of blood clots, hot flashes, thinning of the bones ( osteoporosis) and endometrial hyperplasia/cancer so if you are concerned d/w dr the risk and benefits as pertains to you.
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Last updated Oct 8, 2013
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