Does Alcohol Have An Effect On Tamoxifen

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Asked by dlgoes

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?

Answer

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.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson