Interesting...I just started my taxol have 12 more wks, then I'll start the tamoxifen. I'm curious to know about side effects too. Please let me know. Hugs & prayers to you. PS. In hoping weight loss is a side effect too..lol..I've gained 7 pds since being on chemo- ACT. But...good news...I'm getting "healthy" so it's not a bad trade off. ;/)
I also got A rash on my neck and head after first dose of tamoxifen. It is normal - it is a taxotere rash - my onc pre and post treated me with decadron. I also get dizziness but that can be caused by blood volume changes
I have been on Tamoxifen for about 9 months. The worst side effect for me has been hot flashed but vitamin E helps. I am a pharmaceutical rep and rash is the most common side effect of medications. I would call your doctor and discuss it with them. Best of luck to you.
Talked to my oncologist and will be seeing him tomorrow. He suggested taking Allegra or Zyrtec, NOT Benadryl. Benadryl has been known to cause potential drug interactions with Tamoxifen. It can affect your heart's rhythm. Also can make Tamoxifen less effective. Just wanted to pass this info along.
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