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Soltamox Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need regular pelvic exams, breast exams, and mammograms. If you are taking this medicine to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer, you should know that this medicine does not prevent all types of breast cancer. If breast cancer or other problems occur, there is no guarantee that it will be found at an early stage.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 2 months after stopping this medicine. Stop taking this medicine if you get pregnant or think you are pregnant and contact your doctor. This medicine may harm your unborn baby. Women who can possibly become pregnant should use birth control methods that do not use hormones during tamoxifen treatment and for 2 months after therapy has stopped. Talk with your health care provider for birth control advice.

Do not breast feed while taking this medicine.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • changes in your menstrual cycle
  • difficulty walking or talking
  • new breast lumps
  • numbness
  • pelvic pain or pressure
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • sudden chest pain
  • swelling, pain or tenderness in your calf or leg
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • vaginal discharge that is bloody, brown, or rust
  • weakness
  • yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

What may interact with this drug?

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