How much does tamoxifen cost in Australia?
|Code & Prescriber||Medicinal Product Pack (Name, form & strength and pack size)||General Patient Charge|
|2110C||TAMOXIFEN tamoxifen 20 mg tablet, 60 (PI, CMI)||$33.33|
Does tamoxifen require a prescription?
Tamoxifen is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet and an oral solution. Tamoxifen oral tablet is only available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than a brand-name drug.
How can I get tamoxifen?
Tamoxifen is available through retail and mail order pharmacies. Your oncology team will give you a prescription, which you can fill at your local pharmacy.
What can I replace tamoxifen with?
Arimidex Still Better Than Tamoxifen After Surgery to Reduce Recurrence Risk
- Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
- Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
- Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Is tamoxifen a safe drug?
All drugs have risks and side effects that must be discussed when making the decision about chemoprevention. Most experts agree that tamoxifen and raloxifene should not be used to reduce breast cancer risk in women who: Have a higher risk of serious blood clots*
Why you shouldn’t take tamoxifen?
Tamoxifen may cause hot flashes and increase the risk of blood clots and stroke. Aromatase inhibitors may cause muscle and joint aches and pains. Less common but more severe side effects of aromatase inhibitors are heart problems, osteoporosis, and broken bones.
Does tamoxifen really work?
Tamoxifen works on the whole body (known as systemic treatment) and blocks the effects of oestrogen on these receptors. This helps to stop oestrogen from encouraging any breast cancer cells to grow. If oestrogen receptors are not found the breast cancer is known as oestrogen receptor negative or ER-.
What to expect after tamoxifen?
On the low end of the scale, tamoxifen can cause nausea, hair loss, vomiting, bone pain, and weight gain. More seriously, it can contribute to the formation of blood clots and cataracts.
How safe is tamoxifen?
Tamoxifen: A Known Carcinogen. It wasn’t long before laboratory studies showed that tamoxifen acted as a carcinogen. It binds tightly and irreversibly to DNA, the genetic blueprint of a cell causing a cancerous mutation to take place. No amount of tamoxifen is safe when it comes to carcinogenic effects.
How much does tamoxifen cost?
This tamoxifen price guide is based on using the Drugs.com discount card which is accepted at most U.S. pharmacies. The cost for tamoxifen oral tablet 10 mg is around $18 for a supply of 60 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit.