Fareston (Toremifene Citrate) used to treat metastatic breast cancer. It is cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This is used in postmenopausal women. This prescription is usually used to treat cancer that needs estrogen. It is a female hormone. In which it is needed in order to grow. It is also called estrogen-receptor positive.
How does Fareston (Toremifene Citrate) work?
Fareston (Toremifene Citrate) is a non-steroidal triphenylethylene derivative. This drug binds to estrogen receptors. It may exert anti-estrogenic, estrogenic, or both activities. It depends upon the duration of treatment. The anti-tumor effect of this medication in breast cancer is believed to be mainly due to its anti-estrogenic effects. In other words, the ability of this drug is to compete with estrogen for binding sites in cancer. It blocks the growth-stimulating effects of estrogen in the tumor.
This medication may also inhibit tumor growth through other mechanisms. It may be through the growth factors.
Why use Fareston (Toremifene Citrate)?
Fareston (Toremifene Citrate) is a nonsteroidal anti-estrogen. It slows down the growth of cancer cells. This drug has Toremifene Citrate as an active ingredient. It belongs to the group of medications known as selective estrogen receptor modulators or SERMs. This comes as a tablet with a strength of 60 mg. it is available for oral use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this prescription.
How to use Fareston (Toremifene Citrate)?
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit of it. Take this medicine exactly as it is prescribed.
Fareston (Toremifene Citrate) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. You may take it with or without food. It is usually taken once a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
What are the side-effects of Fareston (Toremifene Citrate)?
- Hot flashes
- Dry eyes
- Spinning sensation
- Dry skin
- Skin rash
- Vaginal bleeding
- Hair loss
- Bone pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Swelling in your feet or hands
Warnings and Precautions
- While using this medication, avoid drinking grapefruit juice or grapefruit. It can increase the chance of side effects.
- Before taking this, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any allergies. This may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- This medicine may make you feel dizzy. Do not drive or use any machinery that needs your alertness.
- Keep this away from moisture and heat.