Fareston (Toremifene) Dosage and Side Effects
Fareston blocks the effects of estrogen. It is used to treat some types of breast cancer.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Proper Use of this medication
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.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -bone pain -changes in vision -signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose -signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg -signs and symptoms of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm like chest pain; dizziness; fast or irregular heartbeat; palpitations; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; breathing problems -signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills; cough; sore throat; pain or trouble passing urine -signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin -signs and symptoms of low magnesium like muscle cramps, pain, or weakness; tremors; seizures; or fast, irregular heartbeat -signs and symptoms of low potassium like muscle cramps or muscle pain; chest pain; dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; palpitations; breathing problems; or fast, irregular heartbeat -vaginal bleeding or discharge Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -dizziness -hot flashes -loss of appetite -nausea, vomiting -sweating -unusually weak or tired
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Warnings and Precautions
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. Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.
Interactions with this medication
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications: -cisapride -dofetilide -dronedarone -pimozide -thioridazine -ziprasidone This medicine may also interact with the following medications: -antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS -certain antibiotics like clarithromycin or telithromycin -certain diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide -certain medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole -certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin -certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin -dexamethasone -female hormones, like estrogens and birth control pills -grapefruit juice -other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm) -rifabutin -rifampin -St. John's Wort -tolbutamide
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.