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What are the side effects of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer?

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or women, the side effects of tamoxifen are similar to some of the symptoms of menopause. Two of the most common ones are hot flashes and vaginal discharge. Other problems for women may include:

  • Vaginal dryness or itching
  • Irregular periods
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Fatigue
  • Water retention and weight gain For men, tamoxifen can cause:
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction or a lower sex drive

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 08, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society: "Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on May 08, 2019

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