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Altamofen - tamoxifen

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Tamoxifen or its generic substitute Altamofen is considered as the first preventive medication for any cancer. Tamoxifen is prescribed for management of metastatic breast cancer. Basically, for the management of breast cancer there are three types of treatments available i.e. surgery, medication and radiation to be assigned depending on the cancer type and stage.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
50 tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $40.00 $0.80
100 tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $70.00 $0.70
150 Tablets Altamofen 20 Tablets $100.00 $0.67

In most cases Tamoxifen is used after surgery and radiation therapy as pharmacological (medication) therapy to treat breast cancer in patients.

The mechanism of action of Altamofen

The mechanism of this drug to prevent cancer development is based on hormone level management in body. It is used against breast cancers which develop and grow by estrogen stimulation (hormone responsible for feminine organs). Tamoxifen works as antiestrogen. It chunks estrogen receptors in the cell and thereby blocks growth of cancer cell. Tamoxifen obstruct straight to the cancer cells’ ability to use estrogen to fuel growth and thus prevent tumor form grooming. Tamoxifen is also used to lower a woman's chance of developing breast cancer if she has a high risk such as a family history of breast cancer.

Health benefits of taking Altamofen or Tamoxifen medication:

Tamoxifen is for oral administration. It affects the working of estrogen the natural hormone present in the body which is responsible for cell growth. In this way this treatment helps in inhibiting certain types of breast cancer which are estrogen dependent. This medication should only be taken under medial surveillance after proper tests and diagnosis.

For getting most output from your treatment, you should consider the followings:

  • The suggested daily dose of Altamofen for patients with breast cancer is 20 mg per day.
  • Usually single dose a day is advised to be taken at a same time.
  • You may take Altamofen with or without food.
  • Do not use Altamofen if you are pregnant. The active/inactive ingredients of medication could negatively affect the unborn baby.
  • Keep medicine at room temperature and save it from moisture and excessive heat. Keep it out of the reach of children.

Medication with Tamoxifen should not be used or used with extreme caution if patient is having any of the following health conditions:

  • This treatment should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any constituents of tamoxifen preparation.
  • If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, you should tell your doctor before taking this medication. tamoxifen may harm the fetus.
  • Intake may be a matter of concern if you have medical history of Cataracts, circulation problems, High blood calcium levels and low white blood cells or platelets.
  • Take care in intake of medicine doses. Remember this medication may develop serious side effects so it should only be taken under close observation of medical supervisor.
  • Altamofen (tamoxifen) belong to a class of drugs known as selective estrogen response modifiers (or SERMs). Reportedly there are numerous drugs that may interact with tamoxifen which may lead to serious health problem or reduce the effect of drug. Some of the drugs which are contraindicated listed below:
    • rifabutin
    • rifampin
    • ritonavir
    • saquinavir
    • capecitabine
    • celecoxib
    • chloroquine
    • cimetidine
    • clarithromycin
    • sertraline
    • sulfadiazine
    • sulfisoxazole
    • telithromycin
    • terbinafine
    • tipranavir
    • topotecan
    • tranylcypromine
    • voriconazole
    • warfarin
    • amiodarone
    • anastrozole
    • atazanavir
    • bupropion


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