What is toremifene and what does it do?
Toremifene citrate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that has been used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It works by blocking the effects of estrogen on certain tissues, such as tumors that are sensitive to estrogen. Toremifene is available as an oral tablet and an intravenous solution
How to take toremifene?
When taking toremifene, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions. Toremifene is available as an oral tablet and an intravenous solution. The oral tablet can be taken with or without food. The intravenous solution is given through a vein in your arm. Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
Side effects of toremifene
Toremifene can cause some common side effects, including nausea, vomiting, headache, and hot flashes. It may also cause more serious side effects such as an increased risk of blood clots or heart attack. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your doctor right away.
Who should not take toremifene?
People with a history of blood clots or heart attacks should not take toremifene. It is also not recommended for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Drug interactions with toremifene:
Toremifene may interact with other medications, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Toremifene may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with anticoagulants (medications that thin the blood), so be careful when taking these medications together.
Storage and disposal of toremifene
Store toremifene at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep toremifene out of the reach of children and pets. Dispose of any unused or expired toremifene according to the instructions of your local pharmacy or waste disposal company.
Check out A Guide to Toremifene Citrate for PCT to learn more about its usage.