Q: Does alcohol have an effect on Tamoxifen
I have a friend that takes Tamoxifen but she also drinks alcohol every day. Is drinking the alcohol while taking it bad for her?
Because one side effect of Tamoxifen is dizziness, the manufacturer cautions about using Tamoxifen with alcohol. A more serious consideration for your friend is that regular alcohol use is a risk factor for breast cancer. For many people, the pleasure of a glass of wine with dinner (and the possible benefits for heart health) balance the increase in breast cancer risk. Talking with her doctor can help your friend understand the possible risks of using alcohol and Tamoxifen.
I have a friend also that is on Tamoxifen now for 2 years she likes to drink especially after work but every since she has been on this drug she can't drink like she used to if she has a glass or two she feels like crap the next morning with a headache and she has been gaining weight. She was always skinny now her hair eyelashes and even her eye brows are finally starting to grow her eye brows are
taking the longes she has to use an eye brow for her eye brows. her sex drive has gone down hill she has it had a physical contact with her husband for almost 2
years she said that there is nothing there any more. She never gets excited she is always tired from work and she doesn't have the desire to do anything except stay home and watch tv. She has to work out twice as yard and she has to watch what she eats. she has fruit, veggies and lean meat and she has it had her period for 2 years.
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