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can tamoxifen cause osteopenia or osteoporosis?

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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm) that is used to treat/prevent breast cancer. Evista (raloxifene) is also a serm and it is used to treat/prevent osteoporosis (it also reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in at risk women). Tamoxifen does not cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Tamoxifen has been shown to preserve bone.
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
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Dr. Souzan El-Eid
30 years experience Breast Surgery
No: But aromatase inhibitors (arimidex) can.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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