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Which kind of doctor administers or prescribes tamoxifen?

Which kind of doctor administers or prescribes tamoxifen?

It Depends: It depends on what the tamoxifen is being used to treat. If used to treat breast cancer, it is mostly prescribed by an oncologist. However, tamoxifen can also be used as treatment for severe breast pain/fibrocystic disease, or for breast cancer prevention. In those cases a primary care physician, general surgeon, or gynecologist may prescribe it. ...Read more

Dr. Sean Canale
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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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Can my regular doctor prescribe tamoxifen?

Can my regular doctor prescribe tamoxifen?

Yes, but...: I would recommend you see a medical oncologist regarding this medication. These types of physicians prescribe tamoxifen frequently and are most familiar with its use and side effects. So if you encounter a side effect, they will know what to do. ...Read more

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My doc has prescribed tamoxifen and iui. Why?

My doc has prescribed tamoxifen and iui. Why?

Increases fertility: Tamoxifen will increase your fsh and lh wihich will increase your fertility. That increases the chances that your IUI will be successful. Be aware that if you are a woman, you will likely get some pretty nasty menopausal symptoms while you are taking taxmoxifen. Once you get pregnant, you need to stop taking it. Discuss all of this with your doctor! ...Read more

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Why would my doctor tell me to avoid tamoxifen?

Why would my doctor tell me to avoid tamoxifen?

Risks vs. Benefits: Tamoxifen is a very effective drug for the prevention and treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. However, like all medications, there are small risks associated with tamoxifen, including a risk of blood clots, stroke, uterine cancer, and cataracts. I would suspect that your dr. Felt that the risks outweighed the benefits in your case or that your cancer was not sensitive to tamoxifen. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's DMSO and tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

Can any doc tell me what's DMSO and tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

Be discerning: DMSO is an industrial solvent that has been used in mostly-bogus cancer treatment by "independent thinkers"; lately some related molecules have attracted some interest. Tamoxifen has been an established treatment for hormone-sensitive cancers for decades. ...Read more

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My doctor switched me from Clomid (clomiphene) to tamoxifen. Is there the same increased chance for multiples with the tamoxifen?

My doctor switched me from Clomid (clomiphene) to tamoxifen. Is there the same increased chance for multiples with the tamoxifen?

Difficult to tell: Tamoxifen works very similarly to clomid (clomiphene). Because there is not a lot of published research on tamoxifen, it is difficult to compare the multiple birth rates. If you are 41 you indicated above, it is not a bad idea to see a specialist and consider more potent medications. Multiple births are not particularly common in 41 year olds, but pregnancy rates are lower. ...Read more

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Should I talk with my doctor about tamoxifen if my blood work comes out high in estrogen next week and would tamoxifen reduce some very minor gyno?

What's going on?: Why are you, a young guy, 20 years old, being tested? What's going on? Tamoxifen is only indicated in some types of breast cancers in males and females. There is no other reason for a guy to take it. Off label use has been done for ovarian cancer and female infertility. Talk to your doc about what your treatment options are, and I doubt tamoxifen will be one of them, if you don't have breast ca. ...Read more

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My doc want me to take tamoxifen following lumpectomy for b cancer my FSH 28.5 LH 45.2 ostradiol 845 should I take it worried about side effects?

My doc want me to take tamoxifen following lumpectomy for b cancer my FSH 28.5 LH 45.2 ostradiol 845 should I take it worried about side effects?

Likely yes: You are young and likely pre or peri-menopausal so tamoxifen is the drug for you, not one of the aromatase inhibitors. Tam has been in the market for several decades and in general is very safe. Odds of serious problems like uterine cancer or clots are low in younger woman. Discuss your concerns with your oncologist. ...Read more

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I'm 77, a male, diagnosed with gynecomastia, (non-cancerous, tender lump size of walnut under one nipple). Doctor wants to start tamoxifen. Is this necessary?

I'm 77, a male, diagnosed with gynecomastia, (non-cancerous, tender lump size of walnut under one nipple). Doctor wants to start tamoxifen. Is this necessary?

Autonomy rules: If you are very sure this isn't male breast cancer (i'm going to assume it was biopsied), and it doesn't bug you, you're within your rights to have it left alone. You can also get with a surgeon and have the thing out in the office. Truth be told, I'm wondering whether communications may have broken with with your own physician & if it's not time just this once for a 2nd opinon just for this reasn. ...Read more

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What kind of medication would a doctor prescribe to a 20 year old student to relax?

What kind of medication would a doctor prescribe to a 20 year old student to relax?

Depends: A cause needs to be found. That's called making a diagnosis. It could be normal life stress or a pathologic condition. This is where your doctor comes in. Once you've determined the cause of your inability to relax, then appropriate treatment will follow. ...Read more

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What kind of cream/oil for stretch marks can doctors prescribe? Also who treats this?

What kind of cream/oil for stretch marks can doctors prescribe? Also who treats this?

Stretch marks: Did these develop as you gained weight?
Where are the stretch marks?
Do you have any ongoing medical conditions other than stretch marks?
Your doctor should be able to examine you and suggest management.
Different doctors prescribe different medicines. ...Read more

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Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Is the kind of methamphetamine doctors sometime prescribe, the same stuff people cook up illegally?

Related but not same: The meds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are a complex blend of several amphetamine salts that are produced with a reliable purity and strength. While similar in basic structure to "cooked" material, the production controls and blending process is where the similarity ends. ...Read more

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What type of medication will the doctor prescribe to deliver stillbirth?

What type of medication will the doctor prescribe to deliver stillbirth?

Stillbirth: There are different medications that are given to induce delivery of a still birth. The choices are based upon the gestational age at the time of diagnosis. Usually a combination of prostaglandin and Pitocin (oxytocin) medications are used. Sometimes laminaria are also used. Your physician and institution have protocols that are set up specifically for these situations. ...Read more

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Which type of medication will my doctor prescribe for my ocd?

Which type of medication will my doctor prescribe for my ocd?

Probably an SSRI: Most commonly, doctors prescribe ssri antidepressant medications for ocd, although these have mixed effectiveness. Anafranil (clomipramine) is another med that has been shown effective but because of side effect risks most primary care docs do not like to prescribe this one. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of exam do doctors need to do to prescribe birth control?

Please suggest what type of exam do doctors need to do to prescribe birth control?

Gyne exam: In sexually active, or previously sexually active women, gynecologists will usually perform a pelvic exam with PAP smear. Virginal women are usually soared a speculum exam. ...Read more

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What type of medicine would a doctor prescribe for a mental patient with hallucinations?

What type of medicine would a doctor prescribe for a mental patient with hallucinations?

Antipsychotics: Somone suffering from a mental illness causing hallucinations would often be prescribed antipsychotics. But, this person should have a thorough evaluation as many medical conditions can also cause hallucinations. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

Please answer! What kind of doctor would prescribe a weight loss drug?

There are: Obesity specialists, buy any primary care physician can normally prescribe a weight loss drug. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability? Where would you then go for testing?

What kind of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability? Where would you then go for testing?

Many: Your family doctor usually directs the care you receive and the specialists you see. Testing psychologists may perform some of the evaluation, as could a neurologist or developmentalist. Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and educational specialists may also be involved. ...Read more

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About facial hair remover is there any kind of medicine such as hormone pills a doctor can prescribe to a female that will remove facial hair

About facial hair remover is there any kind of medicine such as hormone pills a doctor can prescribe to a female that will remove facial hair

For: For "peach fuzz" hair on face, vaniqa cream can help. For coarse hairs, laser hair removal is the gold standard. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fyofacial pain disorder, what kind of doctor can control my pain? I am uninsured, so a pain management clinic is out of the question, and my doctor is unable to prescribe narcotic drugs for pain. I understand the addictive prope

I have been diagnosed with fyofacial pain disorder, what kind of doctor can control my pain? I am uninsured, so a pain management clinic is out of the question, and my doctor is unable to prescribe narcotic drugs for pain. I understand the addictive prope

Physiatrist: Often times a physiatrist, or physical medicine doctor can make good rehabilitation recommendations. Even a session or two with a physical therapists (you will need a prescription) can be a way to get some tips for home exercise and stretching. Also, I am assuming you meant myofascial pain disorder? Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of a doctor prescribes provigil/similar meds? What are the indications? I have sleep apnea, persistent fatigue. Use cpap nightly.

What kind of a doctor prescribes provigil/similar meds? What are the indications? I have sleep apnea, persistent fatigue. Use cpap nightly.

Provigil use: A sleep medicine specialist can prescribe Provigil or similar stimulants. They are indicated for narcolepsy or other disorders associated with excessive sleepiness, such as sleep apnea. Fatigue can also be helped with Provigil or a similar drug nuvigil. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability?

Which type of doctor can prescribe testing for a learning disability?

Psychologist: I refer patients with suspected learning disability to psychologist for a psychological evaluation. These patients can be referred by any primary care provider. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can prescribe a Cholinesterase inhibitor, is it a psychiatric? Neurological?

What type of doctor can prescribe a Cholinesterase inhibitor, is it a psychiatric? Neurological?

One with a licence: Any Doctor with a license to Prescribe medication can can Prescribe these medication. For example a Primary Care Doctor, a Geriatrician, an internist, a Neurologist, a Psychiatrist, etc. These medications are mainly used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but they have many other uses too. Certainly, a Neurologist would usually be the most educated/learned type of physician to. ...Read more

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What type if doctor prescribes selegiline. I foolishly tried to treat my depression with it (5mg) and good high pulse/bp even after quittng 3days ago.?

What type if doctor prescribes selegiline. I foolishly tried to treat my depression with it (5mg) and good high pulse/bp even after quittng 3days ago.?

Local MD: You could start by seeing your local medical doctor. If you don't have one, try an urgent care center. I'm not sure you need to see a doctor who prescribes selegiline, rather, someone who can check you out and manage any reactions you are having. Like your local medical doctor to start with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why won't any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As I type thi

Why won't any doctors prescribe me Xanax long term for insomnia and anxiety? I have serious insomnia and have for a very long time. It is caused by anxiety that seems to wash over my body in waves that feel almost like adrenaline and fear. As I type thi

Hello.: Hello. I really haven't seen any sleep specialists making responses in the last few months, so I will change the tag to psychiatry so that you may get more responses. Xanax (alprazolam) is a dangerous drug. Many providers have elected to stop prescribing the fast acting form. One can easily develop a dependence on it. There have been deaths due to people coming off it quickly. Even though it is sedating it can seriously alter your sleep architecture which will prove problematic in the long run. Have you considered medical acupuncture to assist with sleep?
Frankly, I don't prescribe xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and I try to steer clear of it for anxiety when possible. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist/doctor can prescribe an at home oxygen therapy?

What kind of specialist/doctor can prescribe an at home oxygen therapy?

PMD: Most of the time your regular doctor can prescribe o2 as long as the guidelines for need are followed. A lung specialist is not necessary unless it is due to lung problem we have been consulted on. There are other reasons such as the heart or other diseases. ...Read more

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Doctor disappeared for "legal reasons" and will not prescribe abnything to anyone. All docs busy n no access to emergency room. Teledoc somewhere?

Doctor disappeared for "legal reasons" and will not prescribe abnything to anyone. All docs busy n no access to emergency room. Teledoc somewhere?

Lost doctor: I might direct you to the internet and search for drs with the specialty u need. If pain management it might b hard to find. ...Read more

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Can a Healthtap doctor prescribe an ssri?

Yes: Yes. A doctor in your state can absolutely prescribe an SSRI for you. ...Read more

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Can I ask my doctor to prescribe rohypnol?

You can ask: Rohypnol is not legally available for prescription in the United States. So you can ask, but the answer will be no. The drug is used in other countries for severe insomnia short-term and as a premedication for surgery. It's reputation as a 'date rape' drug seems a bit overblown. I doubt you need it bad enough something else might work instead. ...Read more

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How can I get my doctor to prescribe I hgh?

How can I get my doctor to prescribe I hgh?

It's not a toy: Hi. Fishy question. I prescribe hGH when the patient is GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENT! Not deficient? No growth hormone! That's how. Might I suggest you try a healthy lifestyle instead of pharmacologic means to look buff. ...Read more

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What can a doctor prescribe you for dyslexia?

What can a doctor prescribe you for dyslexia?

No Medicines: Dyslexia is a learning disability. Management is focused on identifying the persons strengths or learning pathways and trying to bypass the weakness. Skill testing with an educational psychologist and a learning plan based on these findings is needed. There are no medicines to treat this. ...Read more

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Can doctors prescribe vitamins to gain weight?

Can doctors prescribe vitamins to gain weight?

Vitamins will not: Cause weight gain. Eat healthy foods
that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, >. ...Read more