Side effects of Tamoxifen I have been prescribed tamoxifen to alternate with megace I have been taking tamoxifen for 6 days and side effects are very difficult

The dosage I have is 40 mg. daily could I lower this to. 20 mg daily. The side effects include severe back pain and sometimes bone pain chronic stomach pain shortness of breath I do suffer with anaemia as well

  • Hello llwf1gp44 and thank you for contacting the online community.

    I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling with the side-effects of your medication, is your health care team aware of what’s happening just now?

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    Alex, Information and Support Adviser

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