Tamoxifen CITRATE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • generalized weakness
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • mood changes
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • tumor flare reaction
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • irregular periods
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • itching of the genital area
  • hair loss
  • bone pain
  • a skin rash
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • a decrease in how often a woman menstruates
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer in the lining of the uterus
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • a disorder of the retina of the eye
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • abnormal function of the cornea in the eye
  • a clot in the lung
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • liver tissue death
  • enlarged fatty liver
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • polyps of the lining of the uterus or the endometrium
  • overgrowth of the uterine lining
  • bullous pemphigoid
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • water retention
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • depression
  • the inability to have an erection
  • absence of menstrual periods
  • dizziness
  • taste impairment
  • nausea
  • drug-induced hot flashes
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