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Published: 6/2011

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
TAMOXIFEN Tablets 10mg "MEIJI"
 Active ingredient:
Tamoxifen citrate
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 7.0 mm, thickness: 3.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
MS009

Effects of this medicine

This medicine exerts an antiestrogen effect to suppress the effects of the female sex hormones.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: leucopenia or thrombocytopenia.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 2 tablets (20 mg of tamoxifen) daily in one or two divided doses. The dosage will be increased to 4 tablets (40 mg) a day according to the symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Use a nonhormonal forms of contraception while taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include amenorrhea, menstrual disorder, genital bleeding, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, glow and flush. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • reduced visual acuity (difficult seeing, loss of vision), foggy vision [abnormal vision, vision disorder]
  • localized pain, tenderness, erythema [thromboembolism, phlebitis]
  • genital bleeding, menstrual disorder (menorrhagia, pain of lower abdomen/lumber, etc.), menstrual irregularity [myoma uteri, endometrial polyp, endometrial hyperplasia, endometriosis]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia]
  • swelling of eyes/lips area, rash, respiratory distress [anaphylactoid symptoms, angioedema]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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