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Review: could Tamoxifen citrate cause Weight loss?

Summary: Weight loss could be caused by Tamoxifen citrate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, 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, 72 have Weight loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight loss and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 8,571 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen citrate. Among them, 72 people (0.84%) have Weight Loss. They amount to 0.07% of all the 97,223 people who have Weight Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight loss in Tamoxifen citrate reports

Time on Tamoxifen citrate when people have Weight loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Weight loss when taking Tamoxifen citrate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight loss0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%1.41%19.72%35.21%43.66%

Severity of Weight loss when taking Tamoxifen citrate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight loss ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (24 people, 33.33%)
  2. Hypertension (19 people, 26.39%)
  3. Breast cancer metastatic (17 people, 23.61%)
  4. Anxiety (14 people, 19.44%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia (12 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (64 people, 88.89%)
  2. Aredia (51 people, 70.83%)
  3. Alprazolam (41 people, 56.94%)
  4. Femara (36 people, 50.00%)
  5. Chemotherapeutics nos (31 people, 43.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days 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

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