Review: could Tamoxifen citrate cause Dry mouth?
Summary: Dry mouth is found among people who take Tamoxifen citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.
We study 8,723 people who have side effects while taking Tamoxifen citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 157 have Dry mouth. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry mouth and more.
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Tamoxifen citrate has active ingredients of tamoxifen citrate. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 9,139 Tamoxifen citrate users)
Dry mouth has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 30,844 Dry mouth patients)
On Jan, 30, 2015: 8,715 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate. Among them, 157 people (1.80%) have Dry Mouth.
Time on Tamoxifen citrate when people have Dry mouth * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Dry mouth||21.43%||21.43%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||7.14%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Dry mouth when taking Tamoxifen citrate * :
|Dry mouth||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.14%||8.70%||19.57%||61.59% |
Severity of Dry mouth when taking Tamoxifen citrate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Dry mouth||0.00%||33.33%||66.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Dry mouth ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Dry mouth||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (50 people, 31.85%)
- Osteoporosis (35 people, 22.29%)
- Metastases to bone (29 people, 18.47%)
- Neoplasm malignant (23 people, 14.65%)
- Breast cancer metastatic (15 people, 9.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (102 people, 64.97%)
- Xanax (67 people, 42.68%)
- Aredia (56 people, 35.67%)
- Aspirin (52 people, 33.12%)
- Peridex (46 people, 29.30%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Have been on tamoxifen only 1 week, taken at night and have been experiencing severe dry mouth (it seems) about a hour after taking. It seems my body has become very sore and tired upon getting up in the mornings since beginning the tamoxifen.
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