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Fareston Side Effects
Toremifene: Toremifene may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: hot flashes, sweating, sensitivity to light or seeing halos around lights, difficulty seeing at night, fading or yellowing of colors, dry eyes, dizziness, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, joint pain etc. Link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608003.Html. ...Read more
Yes: The following site provides an extensive list of side effects for toremifene, some mild-moderate, others more serious, such as blood clots (thromboemboli) in legs/lungs, increased risk of endometrial cancer, damage to fetus, etc. http://upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/cancer-chemo/pages/toremifene-citrate.aspx. ...Read more
Should fareston (toremifene) be administered to premenopausal woman (who wants to have a baby) with cystial mastopathy?
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more