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Soltamox Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- What are the possible side effects of tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- How should I take tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Soltamox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Soltamox)?
- What should I avoid while taking tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- What other drugs will affect tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Soltamox)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Soltamox)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
Avoid eating soy or soy products without first asking your doctor.
What other drugs will affect tamoxifen (Soltamox)?
Many drugs can interact with tamoxifen. Below is just partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these medications:
- bromocriptine (Parlodel);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo);
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- letrozole (Femara);
- methimazole (Tapazole);
- nicardipine (Cardene);
- pioglitazone (Actos);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Arelan) or pyrimethamine (Daraprim), or quinine (Qualaquin);
- an antibiotic such as terbinafine (Lamisil);
- an antidepressant such as bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac), imipramine (Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV or AIDS medicine such as delavirdine (Rescriptor) or ritonavir (Norvir); or
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tamoxifen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tamoxifen.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Soltamox Information
- Soltamox Drug Interactions Center: tamoxifen oral
- Soltamox Side Effects Center
- Soltamox Overview including Precautions
- Soltamox FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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