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Review: could Tamoxifen citrate cause Loss of appetite?

Summary: Loss of appetite could be caused by Tamoxifen citrate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 8,667 people who have side effects while taking Tamoxifen citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 314 have Loss of appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of appetite and more.

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On Apr, 10, 2014: 8,571 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate. Among them, 314 people (3.66%) have Loss Of Appetite. They amount to 0.08% of all the 380,654 people who have Loss Of Appetite on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of appetite in Tamoxifen citrate reports

Time on Tamoxifen citrate when people have Loss of appetite * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of appetite0.00%40.00%3.33%20.00%26.67%10.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Loss of appetite when taking Tamoxifen citrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of appetite0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.77%10.60%43.82%37.81%

Severity of Loss of appetite when taking Tamoxifen citrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of appetite0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of appetite ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (117 people, 37.26%)
  2. Metastases to bone (68 people, 21.66%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (50 people, 15.92%)
  4. Pain (45 people, 14.33%)
  5. Osteoporosis (36 people, 11.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (239 people, 76.11%)
  2. Aredia (192 people, 61.15%)
  3. Femara (163 people, 51.91%)
  4. Faslodex (155 people, 49.36%)
  5. Taxotere (122 people, 38.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (16 hours ago):

  • I want to know if my protruding forehead and cerebral atrophy will go away. I was taken off the medication in December 2013. I was on Aridimex for 2 years and then Tamoxifen for 6 years. Aridimex caused TMJ, Osteopenia etc.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • sometimes it is worse than other times. the l-thyroxine dose not agree with me lower stomach feels like contractions, pain off and on

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have no desire for food, even though I do get hungry along with anxiety and major depression

    Reply

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