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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Toremifene (Overview)

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


Dr. Aruna Mani Dr. Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology
15 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Toremifene (Overview)

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


Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Aruna Mani Dr. Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology
15 years in practice
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How effective is toremifene citrate for puffy nipples and gynecomastia?

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fareston (Definition)

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