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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Toremifene (Overview)

Toremifene is a cancer-related hormone which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is toremifene citrate for?

What is toremifene citrate for?

Breast cancer: It is a breast cancer treatment for breast cancer that is hormone receptor (estrogen- or progesterone-receptor) positive. Basically a hormone blocker. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
8 doctors shared insights

Toremifene (Overview)

Toremifene is a cancer-related hormone which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Are there any dangerous side effects from toremifene?

Are there any dangerous side effects from toremifene?

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

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What is toremifene citrate for?

Breast cancer: It is a breast cancer treatment for breast cancer that is hormone receptor (estrogen- or progesterone-receptor) positive. Basically a hormone blocker. ...Read more

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Use fareston, (toremifene) what are the side effects?

Use fareston, (toremifene) what are the 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

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Are there any dangerous side effects from toremifene?

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

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Toremifene citrate for gynecomastia?

Toremifene citrate for  gynecomastia?

Street Drugs: It has come to my attention through patients and hearsay rather than medical literature that drugs such as this and tamoxifen are being used to offset the potential breast stimulating effects of anabolic steroids. The indiscriminate and unmonitored administration of these drugs and potenttial side effects is potentially dangerous and essentially amounts to their use as street drugs. ...Read more

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Should fareston (toremifene) be administered to premenopausal woman (who wants to have a baby) with cystial mastopathy?

Should fareston (toremifene) be administered to premenopausal woman (who wants to have a baby) with cystial mastopathy?

See below: The medication may cause problems in the fetus, while you are on the medication. If this is the recommended medication, then pregnancy should be avoided through use of birth control. If you become pregnant, you need to tell your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Toremifene citrate good for gynecomastia?

Toremifene citrate good for gynecomastia?

No: Expensive, not approved, poor side effect profile. The only way i could imagine it would be appropriate would be if the patient had proven high estrogen levels that could not be treated by other means. ...Read more

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How effective is toremifene citrate for puffy nipples and gynecomastia?

Wrong question: 1) what are you ingesting (pot, cimetidine, "steroids," too-numerous-to-list other drugs) that can cause gynecomastia? 2) Is there a family history of breast cancer? 3) are you on cancer treatment? (if so, talk to your oncologist 4) are you close to your ideal BMI? A surgical option is preferable to long-term use of hormone-related Rx ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fareston (Definition)

Fareston is a cancer-related hormone which is a ...Read more