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Review: could Tamoxifen citrate cause Peripheral neuropathy?

We study 8,689 people who have side effects while taking Tamoxifen citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.

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Tamoxifen citrate

Tamoxifen citrate (latest outcomes from 9,103 users) has active ingredients of tamoxifen citrate. It is often used in breast cancer.

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) (latest reports from 26,526 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 8,689 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate. Among them, 10 people (0.12%) have Peripheral Neuropathy.

Trend of Peripheral neuropathy in Tamoxifen citrate reports

Time on Tamoxifen citrate when people have Peripheral neuropathy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Peripheral neuropathy when taking Tamoxifen citrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%30.00%0.00%60.00%

Severity of Peripheral neuropathy when taking Tamoxifen citrate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Peripheral neuropathy0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Peripheral neuropathy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (1 people, 10.00%)
  2. Cancer - breast (1 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Bonine (2 people, 20.00%)
  2. Canesten (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Iron (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Folic acid (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Lopressor (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Bill on Aug, 22, 2014:

    So how is the neuropathy now. I have had it for 3 years.

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    William McLean on Jun, 4, 2012:

    I am a 73 year old male. Up until three years ago I was employed as a caregiver to sick and dying individuals. I was healthy. About four years ago my primary care doctor put me on AMLODIPINE for Isolated Systolic Hypertension. Months later I started feeling un-well and had tingling sensations in my hands and feet. At that time these symptoms were very mild. However, as time went on, these symptoms grew worse. I had to quit working. I started having difficulty walking like a sober person. My toes stopped just feeling funny, they started feeling dead. I had pains in various parts of my body (like small muscle sprains). My neck and back ached greatly.
    I had no idea what was wrong. As I complained to my doctor, he grew more and more impatient with me. Finally, he said: "Nobody should live more than seventy five years." So I fired him.
    Three months later I found another primary care physician who immediately sent me to see a neurologist. The neurologist stated told me that I had Moderate Poly Neuropathy. Afterwards, my new primary doctor informed me that my medication AMLODIINE BES was the cause of my neuropathy.

    I have been on LOSARTIAN POTASSIUM for three months now. I started recovering from neuropathy the first few weeks and my condition continues to improve day by day. While I did file a complaint with the Oregon Medical Board, I continue to feel hopeful for a full recovery.

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