Cytotam 20mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

CYTOTAM contains Tamoxifen which belongs to the group of medicines called antioestrogens. It is used to treat breast cancer and also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in pre- and postmenopausal women and helps to slow down the growth and multiplication of cancer cells. This medicine is also used for infertility in women caused by a failure to produce and release eggs (ovulate) properly. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose and duration according to your health condition

Oestrogen is a natural substance in body and some breast cancers need oestrogen to grow. Tamoxifen blocks the activity of estrogen and these oestrogens cannot stimulate the cells to divide and grow.  

Always take CYTOTAM as directed by your physician. Before taking, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney, heart problems, blood clot disorders or if you are on infertility treatment. This medicine is not advisable for use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. The most common side effects are hot flushes, nausea, tiredness, weakness or lack of energy (fatigue) and skin rashes.

USES OF CYTOTAM

  • Treats Breast cancer
  • Reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in pre- and postmenopausal women
  • Treats infertility in women

HOW CYTOTAM WORKS

CYTOTAM blocks the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and stops the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take CYTOTAM as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine as whole with a glass of water and do not crush or chew the medicine.  

SIDE EFFECTS OF CYTOTAM

SERIOUS

  • swelling of the face, throat or tongue, fever, breathing difficulty or dizziness
  • unusual bleeding or a discharge from vagina
  • irregular periods
  • discomfort, pain or pressure in the lower tummy

COMMON

  • hot flushes
  • nausea
  • tiredness, weakness or lack of energy (fatigue)
  • fluid retention
  • skin rashes
  • damage to the retina
  • tingling or numbness  
  • abnormal sense of taste
  • increase in risk of blood clots
  • leg cramp and muscle pain
  • increased level of fats
  • looking pale and feeling tired (anaemia)
  • headache and feeling lightheaded
  • itching around the vagina
  • hair loss (alopecia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • changes in liver enzyme levels

RARE

  • changes to the cornea
  • reduction in white blood cells (neutropenia)
  • blurring, blind spots, distorted vision, reduced colour vision and pain when moving the eyes (inflammation of the optic nerve)
  • increase in the size of tumours
  • inflammation of the liver
  • inflammation of the blood vessels  
  • painful periods, persistent pain in the pelvic area and infertility  
  • swelling of ovarian cysts
  • small, soft growths on the vagina
  • decrease in white blood cells

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.

Nausea:

Take normal regular meals and do not eat spicy foods.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.  

Vomiting:

Drink clear or ice-cold drinks and eat light, bland foods, avoid sweets.

Constipation:

Eat fruits, vegetables whole grains and fiber rich foods.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CYTOTAM is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

CYTOTAM is not recommended if you are breastfeeding, as it may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel tiredness, weakness or lack energy (fatigue) while taking this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while taking this CYTOTAM.

LIVER

CYTOTAM should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Inform your physician if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Tamoxifen.

OTHERS

Before taking this medicine, talk to your doctor if you have or had,

  • history of blood clots
  • are being treated for infertility
  • risk of developing blood clots, particularly in relation to delayed breast reconstruction surgery (weeks to years after the operation)
  • hereditary angioedema

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you’re taking,

  • anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane (treats breast cancer)
  • paroxetine, fluoxetine, bupropion (treat depression)
  • quinidine (treats abnormal heart rhythms)
  • cincalet/cinacalcet (treats parathyroid gland disorders)
  • warfarin (used to thin the blood)
  • rifampicin (used to treat bacterial infections)
  • oral contraceptives
  • hormone replacement therapy

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Tamoxifen
Pharmacological Category :   Antineoplastic Agent, Estrogen Receptor Antagonist, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
Therapeutic Indication :   Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT CYTOTAM

Is CYTOTAM an estrogen blocker?

Yes, it is an anti-cancer medication used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

How long can use CYTOTAM?

It depends on your condition as advised by your doctor.  

How long is it safe to take CYTOTAM?

It is safe to take this medicine as long when it is prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking without consulting to your physician.

Is CYTOTAM effective?

Yes it is effective if used in the correct dose and duration advised by your doctor.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Breast Cancer (CA 15.3/ ER/ PR)

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    17.5
    Ingredient
    TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 20 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049049
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