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Toremifene citrate (Fareston®) is a prescription chemotherapy medicine used for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It comes as tablets that are taken once daily. Although most women tolerate this drug well, side effects are possible and include nausea, sweating, and hot flushes.
Because not everyone can safely use this drug, it's important to fully understand the associated safety information before starting treatment with toremifene citrate. Some of the warnings apply to people taking certain medications or supplements, and those who have medical conditions like heart rhythm problems or congestive heart failure.
Toremifene citrate works by binding to certain receptors on the cancer cells, which prevents them from binding to estrogen. This action prevents the tumors from growing and can help to slow down the progression of the disease.
(Click Toremifene for more information on this drug, including how it works, whether it is available in generic form, and why it is not appropriate for some people.)
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