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How can I minimize the side effects of tamoxifen?
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Talk with your doc
There are means for dealing with menopausal symptoms/hot flashes.
Soy use is controversial but some antidepressants can help but be careful as some also inhibit tamoxifen metabolism. Effexor/venlefaxine is the most studied and does not do this. There are some patients who have achieved great relief with alternative therapies such as accupuncture.

In brief: Talk with your doc
There are means for dealing with menopausal symptoms/hot flashes.
Soy use is controversial but some antidepressants can help but be careful as some also inhibit tamoxifen metabolism. Effexor/venlefaxine is the most studied and does not do this. There are some patients who have achieved great relief with alternative therapies such as accupuncture.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery
In brief: Which one?
The most common issue w tamoxifen is hot flashes.
You can try simple remedies like vitamin e. If these should worsen, Effexor (venlafaxine) has been effective, but is a prescription. I've had fairly good results with acupuncture. Patients have had relief from between 1-2 months with theses treatments. Most hot flash symptoms do improve w time.

In brief: Which one?
The most common issue w tamoxifen is hot flashes.
You can try simple remedies like vitamin e. If these should worsen, Effexor (venlafaxine) has been effective, but is a prescription. I've had fairly good results with acupuncture. Patients have had relief from between 1-2 months with theses treatments. Most hot flash symptoms do improve w time.
Dr. Eric Brown
Dr. Eric Brown
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