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Altamofen - tamoxifen

Altamofen - tamoxifen

Altamofen-tamoxifen

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Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
50 tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $1.03 $51.30
100 tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $0.83 $82.60
150 Tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $0.73 $108.90

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Altamofen tablets are Nonsteroidal anti-estrogen tablets, which contains generic Tamoxifen Citrate as a vital component. This medicine is basically used for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer in both male and female.

What is the mechanism of action of Altamofen tablet?

Altamofen is a non-steroidal substance which works as anti-estrogen by competing with estrogen for its specific binding sites in cancer cells. This medicine inhibits the effect of estrogen on the cancer cells resulting in preventing their growth and survival.

What are the contraindications of Altamofen tablet?

Various conditions in which intake of Altamofen tablet is contraindicated are:

  • A person having hypersensitivity towards generic Tamoxifen or any other ingredient present in this medicine should avoid intake of this medicine.
  • Pregnant or females planning to become pregnant should avoid intake of this medicine.
  • You should not consume this medicine if you are having the history of blood clots in your veins or if you are consuming blood thinner such as Warfarin.
  • If you are suffering from liver disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides, then you should not consume this medicine.

What are the drug interactions of Altamofen tablet?

Medicines that should not be consumed along with Altamofen tablets are:

  • Blood thinners such as Warfarin, Heparin
  • SSRI antidepressants such as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine
  • H2 antihistamine such as Cimetidine, Ranitidine
  • Barbiturates such as Phenobarbital, Amobarbital

What are the storage conditions of Altamofen tablet?

A person should store this medicine in a cool and dry place at a room temperature of 250C. This medicine should be kept away from direct heat, light and moisture.

What is the prescribed dose of Altamofen tablet?

In case of patient suffering from breast cancer, the recommended daily dose is 20-40 mg in a day. A dose more than 20 mg in a day should be given in two divided dose i.e. once in morning and once in evening.

For treating Ductal Carcinoma, a prescribed dose of 20mg should be given for a time span of 5 years.

To reduce the risk of breast cancer in females, the recommended dose of 20 mg should be consumed daily for 5 years.

What are the various unwanted side effects shown by Altamofen tablet?

Various unwanted effects shown by Altamofen tablet are blurred vision, tunnel vision, pain in the eyes, unusual vaginal bleeding, changes in your menstrual cycle, pressure in your pelvic area, hot flashes, weight loss and breast lump.

What are the precautions that should be followed while administering Altamofen tablet?

  • This medicine can pass into body fluids so caretakers should wear gloves while cleaning patient's body fluid.
  •  You should wash your hands properly before and after removing the gloves.
  • Before using this medicine, you should consult your doctor if you have a history of blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke etc. 

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