What is Cytotam 20mg?
Cytotam 20mg Tablet is a nonsteroidal agent which is used in both men and women to treat breast cancer. It is also used in women to prevent breast cancer. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It is advised that you discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Uses of Cytotam 20 mg Tablet
- Breast cancer
Cytotam 20mg Tablet is used to treat breast cancer in both men and women.
- Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
cytotam 20mg uses to treat Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, a type of breast cancer. It is usually given in women who have had breast surgery and radiation to prevent the spread of cancer.
- Breast Cancer Prevention
Cytotam 20 mg Tablet is used to reduce the chances of breast cancer in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer.
- McCune-Albright Syndrome
Cytotam 20 mg Tablet is used to treat McCune-Albright Syndrome which is a genetic disease that affects the bones, the color of the skin, and results in early puberty.
How Cytotam Tablet works
Cytotam 20 mg Tablet is an a hormone-based medication. It works by binding to oestrogen receptors and blocks the effects of oestrogen (a natural female hormone) in the breast tissue. This slows down the growth and multiplication of breast cancer cells. In addition, it also treats female infertility due to a failure to produce and release eggs (ovulate) properly.
How to use Cytotam Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cytotam 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Major & minor cytotam 20 mg side effects
- Skin rash
- Fluid retention
- Vaginal bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal discharge.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if tamoxifen dosage is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Expert advice for Cytotam Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Cytotam 20 mg Tablet to treat breast cancer.
Cytotam 20 mg Tablet lowers estrogen production in your body and reduces the growth of hormone sensitive tumors. Cytotam 20 mg Tablet may harm the unborn baby if used during pregnancy.
Hot flashes (sudden sweating and feelings of warmth) may occur on starting treatment with Cytotam 20 mg Tablet, but should go away with time.
Warnings for special population
Pregnancy – This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the potential for adverse effects in the infants. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Suppression of menstruation – This medicine may cause irregular periods in some women. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Venous thromboembolism – This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of venous thromboembolic events due to an increase in the risk of such events. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking cytotam 20 mg price . Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.
Uterus-Endometrial Cancer – This medicine has shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.