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Side effects of tamoxifen?

Side effects of tamoxifen?

Several possible: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/tamoxifen the known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts. Other side effects include menopause-like symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and leg cramps. But, the benefits of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer are firmly established and far outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Tamoxifin side effects?

Pretty serious: Long term side effects include: various cancers - especially uterine may be more likely. Blood clots in veins and lungs, cataracts, dementia, loss of libido. A long list of proximal side effects can also be quite serious. Get information from your doctor or pharmacist and tell them of any unusual experiences immediately. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Any side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Many: Hot flashes, diarrhea, other menopausal symptoms are common, but not severe. Occasionally abnormal lipids. Can cause joint stiffness and aches. Done density is reduced. Sounds aweful but is actually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart as measured by a muga test. This decrease in heart function is reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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Casodex (bicalutamide) --- withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide) --- withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read more

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What are side effects of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole): Some common adverse effects (compiled from multiple sources) are; flushing, hot flashes (12-36%), fatigue (19%), mood changes (19%), weakness (16-19%), nausea/vomiting (11-19%), headache (9-13%). Go here to find more information: http://www.Arimidex.Com/index.Aspx. ...Read more

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Can casodex (bicalutamide) have withdrawal side effects?

Casodex (bicalutamide): Is a non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor used in treatment of prostate cancer. I am not aware of withdrawal side effects, except those caused by hormonal imbalances due to changes in estrogen/testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Many: The most common side effects are hair loss, lowered blood counts, neuropathy, leg pain, mouth sores, and severe allergic reaction due to the solvent used to dilute Taxol (paclitaxel) (called cremophor). ...Read more

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Side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

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Side effects of estrace (estradiol)?

Estrace (estradiol): Common side effects of Estrace (estradiol) include headaches, breast tenderness, irregular vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps, nausea, voming, hair loss, high bp, high blood sugar, fluid retention, and enlargement of uterine fibroids. More serious side effects include blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, allergic reactions or cancer of uterus, ovaries or breasts. ...Read more

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Side effects of fosfestrol and bicalutamide?

Fosfosterol a: Synthetic estrogen, and bicalutamide, an androgen receptor blocker are generally not used in standard risk prostate cancer, but usually relapsed or high risk (gleason >/= 7; psa > 20 ng/ml). The drugs are temporary, metabolized and gone. Feminizing effects and blood clot risk short; decreased libido and gynecomastia, depending on duration of use, can be reversed. ...Read more

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What are side effects of aromasin (exemestane)?

What are side effects of aromasin (exemestane)?

Several: Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may occur .This medication may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such a heart attack or stroke). If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Clomid, clomiphene, pregnancy side effects?

Clomid, clomiphene, pregnancy side effects?

Many possible...: They include, and aren't limited to, hot flashes, headaches, breast tenderness, bloating, mood changes, ovarian cysts and enlargement, ovarian cancer, and multiple pregnancy. Never take a medicine like this unless your fertility specialist first discusses why you need it and what the alternatives, risks, benefits, and side effects are. ...Read more

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Is insominia a side effect of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Is insominia a side effect of arimidex (anastrozole)?

Arimidex (anastrozole) & insomnia: Arimidex (anastrozole) can cause insomnia, and sleep problems while on the drug are quite common. If sleep problems produce daytime impairment (sleepiness etc.), then it may be appropriate to trial a sleeping pill to reverse the effects of the medication. Be sure to mention the symptom to the prescribing doctor and explore solutions. ...Read more

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Side effects of stopping estrodrail ?

Depends: This depends entirely on what it's being used for, the dosage and frequency and other specific details of your situation. ...Read more

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Side effects of duabolin?

Side effects of duabolin?

Several: It is an androgen. It has less toxicity than some other drugs in this family. It can effect sexual function. Cause gynecomastia, liver dysfunction. There are few legitimate medical uses. If for sports or bodybuilding it is not smart. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Arimidex (anastrozole)?

A few: Arimidex (anastrozole) is generally well tolerated. So 70-80 percent of people will not have any side effects. In some cases it can cause joint pains and stiffness, but your doctor can guide you in this regard. I would not worry about the minor inconvenience of this side effect as it is one of the best medicines to treat breast cancer, so try to stick with it as much as you can. ...Read more

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What are some side effects when you stop taking nolvadex (tamoxifen) d?

What are some side effects when you stop taking nolvadex (tamoxifen) d?

Not that many: let us start with the paradox that stopping seems to work as a cancer therapy ?!? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3180409/?report=classic Then, not blocking female hormones whoe allow these hormones to begin working. Menstrual cycling possibly returning, breast growth pssible (not likely) mood changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nolvadex (tamoxifen)?

What is the definition or description of: nolvadex (tamoxifen)?

An anti-estrogen.: Nolvadex or tamoxifen is a serm (selective estrogen receptor modulator) that works as an anti-estrogenic drug and is most commonly used as first line treatment for breast cancer in females and males (1% of breast cancer occurs in males). It is related to the steroid drugs, but absolutely should not be used for body building. ...Read more

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Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) a controlled substance?

No: Its generic name is tamoxifen. It acts as a selective agonist/antagonist to estrogen receptors. You need a prescription to get it but it is not a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Anyone know any sites to buy nolvadex (tamoxifen)?

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Nolvadex (tamoxifen): Sorry, only by prescription, assuming u care about the quality of the medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference in novedex xt and nolvadex (tamoxifen)?

Novedex vs Nolvadex (tamoxifen): Novedex xt is a product used to increase testosterone & muscle mass; it blocks the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, but apparently does not increase muscle mass.Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is used to treat breast cancer, but it reportedly is used by bodybuilders who use Anabolic steroids to prevent gynecomastia (enlarged breasts due to breast tissue rather than muscle. See following comment. ...Read more

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What is the difference in nolvadex (tamoxifen) and nolvadex (tamoxifen) d?

Check ingredients: As far as I know there is only one Nolvadex (tamoxifen). The chemical ingredient in it is called Tamoxifen which is an anti-estrogen commonly used to treat breast Cancer. ...Read more

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Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) legal to buy without a prescription?

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Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) legal to buy without a prescription?

Nolvadex (tamoxifen): Also called tamoxefin, is a medicine used to treat some forms of breast cancers. It is thru prescription only. ...Read more

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How effective is nolvadex (tamoxifen) for reducing libido in men?

How effective is nolvadex (tamoxifen) for reducing libido in men?

Unlikely to be: First, Nolvadex (tamoxifen) should not be used in men we have no studies on the possible side effects. It blocks estrogen receptors and is unlikely to affect libido in men. ...Read more

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Are nolvadex (tamoxifen) pills used to build muscle? Are they safe?

Are nolvadex (tamoxifen) pills used to build muscle? Are they safe?

No, not at all: Nolvadex, also called tamoxifen is an anticancer drug used to treat patients who have breast cancer. It does not help build muscles! ...Read more

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Can you have a reduced count of leukocytes with nolvadex (tamoxifen) ?

Can you have a reduced count of leukocytes with nolvadex (tamoxifen) ?

Usually not: Decreased leukocytes is not usually seen with nolvadex/tamoxifen. This is a common side effect of chemotherapy. I recommend you speak with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

Does nolvadex (tamoxifen) decrease testosterone production in males?

No: Nolvadex, a brand of tamoxifen, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. As such, there are some small studies that suggest that it can actually increase testosterone production in med. Similarly, so can aromatase inhibitors which decrease conversion of t into e. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/list_of_drugs_banned_from_the_olympics for a list of banned substances in competition & why. ...Read more

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Is nolvadex(tamoxifen) effective in treating puffy nipples?

Is nolvadex(tamoxifen) effective in treating puffy nipples?

No: Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer and to prevent breast cancer. Puffy nipples is not an indication for this medication. I recommend you get evaluated by your doctor and possibly a breast specialist to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) for getting rid of man breasts or not?

Is nolvadex (tamoxifen) for getting rid of man breasts or not?

Not intended for: This drug is not intended for this but i understand that there are a few endocrinologists who are using this in an off label fashion for this purpose and there are some illicit anabolic steroid body builders who use this to minimize the development of male breasts. It generally will not reverse existing breast tissue or we would use if for female breast reduction. ...Read more

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Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen citrate/nolvadex -> vision problems?

Tamoxifen citrate/nolvadex -> vision problems?

In large series: Cataract was found in 7% of patients, and anastrazole treated group had 6% - these are "findings" or associations not proven cause and effect. ...Read more

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Can you use nolvadex (tamoxifen) to treat puffy nipples?

Can you use nolvadex (tamoxifen) to treat puffy nipples?

Depends: It should be used under a direction of a physician. It has many side effects and should be used only as indicated. That being said, one of the indication for Nolvadex (tamoxifen) use is mastalgia (breast pain). Please talk to your doctor to see if this is appropriate for you. Best option is the find out the cause of the "puffy nipples" to rule out bad causes and not to just treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Will nolvadex (tamoxifen) in women affect their birth control?

Will nolvadex (tamoxifen) in women affect their birth control?

YES: Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is used for breast cancer patients it is antiestrogen type drug it will affect ovulation it will not be advisable to get pregnant because of potential carcinogenic effect. ...Read more

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Right Sided Heart Failure (Definition)

If the right side of the heart can not keep up with the demand for blood pumping through the lungs, we call that right heart failure. Typical symptoms might include swelling in the feet or ankles, and in more severe cases abdominal discomfort or abdominal swelling. The most common cause of RHF is Left HF. These are serious conditions and require expert ...Read more


Loss Of Side Vision (Definition)

Loss of side vision is the same as loss of peripheral vision. In other words, central "eye chart" vision is normal but there is a loss of peripheral vision due to either a retinal problem or a neurological problem. Retinal detachment, hereditary dystrophies or stroke are some causes of ...Read more