Soltamox (Tamoxifen citrate) is a prescription medication used to treat breast cancer and to reduce the chances of breast cancer in people with family history of breast cancer. Breast cancer occurs when the cells in the breast grow and divide uncontrollably, creating a mass of tissue called a tumor. The active ingredient in Soltamox is Tamoxifen citrate. Tamoxifen citrate belongs to a class of drugs called antiestrogens, also known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs). It works by blocking the effects of estrogen to prevent it from attaching to the cancer cell and growing or multiplying.
We currently offer the brand Soltamox from the United Kingdom in the strength of 10mg/5mg/150ml oral solution. The generic Tamoxifen citrate is not available.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Soltamox. The most common side effects of Soltamox may include the following:
• Hot flashes;
• Mood changes;
• Vaginal bleeding;
• Weight gain
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• A new breast lump;
• Blurred vision;
• Pain or pressure in the pelvic area;
• Signs of a blood clot in the lung, including chest pain, sudden cough, dizziness, shortness of breath;
• Signs of a stroke, including sudden numbness or weakness, severe headache, slurred speech
These are not all of the side effects of Soltamox. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not use Soltamox if you are allergic to Tamoxifen citrate or any ingredient in Soltamox. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a blood clot;
• Have a stroke;
• Have eye problem such as cataract or glaucoma;
• Have ever had chemotherapy;
• Have high cholesterol;
• Have liver disease
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Soltamox and cobicistat, darunavir, ketoconazole, venetoclax, amiodarone, imatinib, warfarin, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Soltamox may harm an unborn baby. Use non-hormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy while using this drug and for at least 2 months after your last dose. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Tamoxifen citrate passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. Do not breastfeed while using Soltamox and for at least 3 months after your last dose. Use Soltamox precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Measure the liquid medicine with the supplied syringe or a dose-measuring device. You can use the drug with or without food. You may need to keep using this medicine for 5 to 10 years. Have regular physical exams and mammograms and self-examine your breasts for lumps monthly. Throw away any leftover medicine 3 months after you first opened the bottle. Store Soltamox at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.