Generic Soltamox (Tamoxifen citrate) is an oral solution suggested as treatment for breast cancer in women. This medicine contains Tamoxifen as its active ingredient that can potentially undermine the performance of estrogen. There are some breast cancers, which depend on estrogen to aggravate and metastasize. In some cases, doctors also use this drug to treat breast cancer in men as found suitable. The medicine is also suggested as a preventive treatment to women who are discovered to be susceptible to the condition, such as in case of family history. The ingredient Tamoxifen is also available in solid form, but Generic Soltamox being liquid form makes the medicine easy to be used.
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Generic Soltamox oral solution contains Tamoxifen as its chief acting ingredient. Every 5 ml of the solution contains Tamoxifen 10 mg, which is equivalent to 15.2 mg in tablet form. There are other inactive ingredients in the medicine such as ethyl alcohol, glycerine, propane-1,2-diol, glucitol solution, Liquorice flavor, pimpinella anisum flavor and purified water. Tamoxifen is represented chemically as (Z) 2- [4- (1,2- diphenyl- l- butenyl)phenoxy]-N, N- dimethylethanamine 2- hydroxy-1, 2, 3- propanetricarboxylate (1:1). This active ingredient has a relative molecular weight of around 563.62.
Pharmacologically, Generic Soltamox (Tamoxifen) is considered as a non-steroidal agent with powerful anti-estrogenic properties. These properties may be related to its potential to combat with estrogen in target tissue like breast. This drug has the ability to inhibit the induction of breast carcinoma and causes regression.
Generic Soltamox is best taken as advised by the doctor.
One should strictly avoid altering dosage to any extent. It is also not permitted to take the medicine for more than the suggested period.
Check the prescription label of the medicine for more information.
This medicinal solution must be consumed with a glass of water, approximately 8 ounces, which can be consumed with food or on an empty stomach.
Doctor may suggest taking the first dose of the medicine during menstrual period, in order to reduce breast cancer metastasis.
It should be used regularly as instructed by the doctor to obtain optimal effect. It is crucial to complete the medical regimen without even missing a single dose.
You may also have to undergo pregnancy test before you are qualified for treatment with Generic Soltamox, to ensure that you are not conceiving a child or else the medicine may prove to be harmful for the fetus.
Generic Soltamox is not advisable to prevent or reduce the risk of breast malignancy.
It is also not advisable in case if a patient is undergoing treatment with blood thinners like warfarin.
Prolonged use of this anti-cancer drug may increase your risk of stroke and uterine cancer.
If you have missed any dose of the drug, then call your doctor and seek advice. If it is not too long from the missed dosage, then you can have your dose. But if it is time for next scheduled dose, then take regular dose and do not compensate for the missed dosage.
The medication should be stored in temperature and away from heat, cold and moisture
Patients who are sensitive to Tamoxifen or any of its ingredients should avoid Generic Soltamox.
It should not be given to women with pulmonary embolus and vein thrombosis – vascular diseases.
Women should give their detail medical history about medicinal allergies, chronic illnesses or undergoing treatment (if any).
Generic Soltamox can pass through body fluids like feces, urine, vaginal fluid, semen, etc. Hence, the patient and caregivers should be careful while handling.
Special care is to be taken when it comes to pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Use contraceptive like condom during lovemaking to stay away from exposure to body fluids.
To observe signs of improvement, Generic Soltamox is meant to be taken for at least five years. However, the continuation of treatment beyond five years may not provide any additional benefits. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use this medicine under the strict supervision of the physician.
Probable Side Effects
There are side-effects recorded in some cases after taking Generic Soltamox, which include –
If any such irregularity is experienced, consult your doctor immediately.
Anticoagulants, antibiotics, anti-tubercular and other anti-neoplastic drugs can interact with Generic Soltamox. Hence, provide the medicinal list (the medicines you are taking) to your physician before using this medication.
Generic Soltamox is contraindicated in people having below-mentioned medical issues –