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Review: could Tamoxifen citrate cause Peripheral neuropathy?





Summary: Peripheral neuropathy is found among people who take Tamoxifen citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Bonine, and have Migraine.

We study 8,706 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Tamoxifen citrate and have Peripheral neuropathy >>>

Tamoxifen citrate

Tamoxifen citrate has active ingredients of tamoxifen citrate. It is often used in breast cancer. (view latest outcomes from 9,123 users)

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, pain.(latest reports from Peripheral neuropathy 10,507 patients)

On Dec, 15, 2014: 8,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate. Among them, 10 people (0.11%) 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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  • Does anyone else have peripheral neuropathy? anyone have pn with lichen sclerosus? i have pain in hands, feet and face.
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Lichen Sclerosus, Peripheral Neuropathy)
    Pain much worse at end of day and when I overdo. Sleep difficult - but essential! Feel so much better if I get 6+ hours. At the moment, very distressed by swollen lips (mostly inside mouth) and tissue surrounding eyes. I'm sure I have some arthritis in my fingers and toes. I also have had lichen sclerosus on my skin for nearly 20 years. Have had the PN for 15 years or so. I'm afraid that the medications can actually make the condition worse. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears!
  • Can an im phenergan injection cause neuropathy, where the injection was given?
    (Asked by a 38 year old woman who has Neuropathy, and takes Phenergan)
    I was given a phenergan injection in PACU. Once I was discharged and home, I felt numbness in my leg where the injection was given. I called my MD and was told the numbness was from the position my leg was in during surgery. It has now been 5 months and my upper thigh has neuropathy. Can Phenergan do this?
  • What are effects of gabapentin when taking stress test?
    (Asked by a 78 year old woman who has Neuropathy, and takes Gabapentin, Amlodipine Besylate, Hydrochlorothiazide)
    I am seeing a neurologist, and have been referred to a cardiologist before final diagnosis. My initial test was good, but the cardiologist recommended I have a stress test to complete his evaluation.
  • Can i do anything to help dysphonia associated with prednisone tablets?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Temporal Arteritis, and takes Gabapentin, Metformin, Prednisone)
    Taking Prednisone tablets for temporal arteritis. Noticed voice getting hoarse and believe go be dysphonia side effect. Wondering if anything I can do to help alleviate.
  • Can trileptal cause a-fib
    (Asked by a 68 year old man who has Peripheral Neuropathy, A-fib, and takes Trileptal, Lyrica)
    I had an ablation. I got irregular hr on lyrica for neuropathy peripheral.md changed to oxcarbazepine. do these drugs cause a-fib. what is best pain med that does not cause a-fib or tachycardia.cymbalta,paxil Prozac caused atrial tachy and a-fib.?

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    (Posted by a 69 year old woman who has Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Bright-red Rash, Swelling Of Ankles, Weight Gain, and takes Lyrica)
    I was prescribed Lyrica for treatment of chronic pain. It was ineffective, but it knocked out the symptoms of interstitial. However, it also caused rapid weight gain (I went from 110 to 130 lbs. in just a few weeks) and my ankles started to swell. The pain doctor advised me to discontinue the drug, but the urologist suggested lowering the dose. I did, and the swelling went down. I weighed myself daily and watched what I ate, and my weight returned to normal within a month. Subsequently, I continued taking the lower dose and had no further problems. Then I developed severe spinal stenosis, and my dosage of Lyrica was increased to six 75 capsules daily, in addition to 480 mg of morphine sulphate. I tolerated the Lyrica well. After surgery, however, my ankles began to swell again, and although I didn't have a problem with weight gain, I developed a bright red rash from ankles to knees. I dropped the dosage of Lyrica to 50 mg twice daily, and had no further side effects. The rash simply disappeared, with no damage to the skin. Following the surgery, I was able to titrate off morphine completely. I continue to take Lyrica twice daily. It doesn't seem to affect pain (I still ache a bit, as I have degenerative changes in all joints) but it does dampen peripheral neuropathy, which I experience both in my toes and balls of my feet. It also dampens the neuropathy in my forehead, where I had four surgeries to remove a malignant melanoma. I have had no side effects other than those mentioned, and find it interesting the I could tolerate a high dosage of Lyrica prior to surgery, but after surgery could not, and that adverse side effects varied not only with the dosage but with my own physical condition. I don't find it to be highly effective in treating neuropathy, but it does still the tingling enough to let me sleep and take my mind off the condition.
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