Fareston Toremifene Citrate and/or alternatives
Fareston 60mgManufacturer: Orion Pharma Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Fareston
Toremifene citrate is the generic name for Fareston and it is an oral administration tablet. Each Fareston tablet contains 88.5mg of toremifene citrate. Fareston is known to be a nonsteroidal antiestrogen and it contains inactive ingredients like starch, povidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, lactose, and sodium starch glycolate. It is soluble in water and you can buy Fareston only if it has been prescribed by your doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Fareston
Fareston is prescribed for treatment of metastatic breast cancer only in postmenopausal women and it helps in decreasing estradiol-induced vaginal cornification index thus indicating antiestrogenic activity. It also decreases concentration of serum gonadotropin in postmenopausal women. Fareston is extensively metabolized and is excreted through urine.
The recommended dosage is Fareston 60mg to be taken orally, once a day and should be continued till there is some progress in the condition of the patient. Fareston 60mg tablets should be taken with a glass of water and with or without food. It is available in bottles of 30 and 70 tablets and should be stored at 25°C or 77°F. Fareston tablets should be stored away from sunlight and heat.
Side Effects & Interactions of Fareston
Administration of Fareston can lead to mild or moderate side effects with clearly visible symptoms. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Hot flashes
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal discharge
- Swelling of the tongue and lips
- Swelling of the face
- Decrease in coordination
- Change in vision
- Pain in calf or leg along with swelling
- Slurred speech
There are some adverse effects of administration of Fareston and if you see the following symptoms then discontinue the treatment and inform your doctor.
- Cardiac Failure
- Myocardial Infarction
- Angina Pectoris
- Abnormal Vision
- Corneal Keratopathy
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Thrombophlebitis and Thrombosis
- Skin discoloration and other symptoms of dermatitis
- SGOT elevation
Fareston is known to interact with other drugs including emtricitabine, nelfinavir, tenofovir, ondansetron, Zithromax, sparfloxacin, Xenazine, voriconazole, venlafaxine, vandetanib, thalidomide, telithromycin, dofetilide, promethazine, propafenone, and protriptyline among others.
Warnings & Precautions of Fareston
The primary ingredient of Fareston - Toremifene is known to be harmful for the fetus. Studies on animals have revealed that it can lead to fetotoxicity and embryotoxicity and hence recommended for post-menopausal women. If you are pregnant then it is not advisable to buy Fareston; instead you should discuss your condition with your doctor or get a second opinion. Fareston is also known to transfer into an infant through breast milk. If you are breastfeeding then please consult your doctor first. It is also not recommended for those who are hypersensitive to Fareston or any ingredients of the drug.
You need to discuss your medical history with the doctor prior to beginning Fareston medication. You need to inform your doctor if you have the following :
- If you are taking medication for hypercalcemia
- If you are being treated for tumor flare
- If you are being treated for endometrial hyperplasia of the uterus
- History of thromboembolic diseases
- If you are suffering from bone metastases