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What is Cytotam?
Cytotam can help interfere with the effects of estrogen in the breast tissue. The active ingredient tamoxifen citrate belongs to a group of medications called anti-oestrogen hormone antagonists. It can be used alone or in combination with radiation, chemotherapy or surgery to treat metastatic breast cancer. Women with a family history of breast cancer carry a higher risk of breast cancer. Women with a high risk of breast cancer may use the medication to lower the chance of developing breast cancer.
How is Cytotam used?
Cytotam should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day for as long as 5 years. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the condition of the patient and their response to the therapy. It is recommended to take the tablets whole and not chewed, crushed or split.
Cytotam may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Vaginal itching, dryness or discharge
- Joint, bone or tumor pain
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Thinning hair
- Hot flashes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- New breast lump
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Mental or mood changes
- Vision changes
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Cytotam is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.