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TOREMIFENE (tore EM i feen) blocks the effects of estrogen. It is used to treat some types of breast cancer.
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
changes in vision
pain, redness, swelling in a leg
swelling of hands, feet
unusual bruising, bleeding
vaginal bleeding or discharge
yellowing of eyes, skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
loss of appetite
unusually weak or tired
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain antibiotics like erythromycin
certain diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide
certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
female hormones, like estrogens and birth control pills
other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from heat and light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high calcium levels
an unusual or allergic reaction to toremifene, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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 have bone tumors, this medicine may cause bone pain and/or high blood calcium. Talk to your doctor about what symptoms are possible and what to do if you have these symptoms.
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