Tamoxifen vs Testosterone

Tamoxifen
(Rx)
Testosterone
(Rx)
Tamoxifen is a cancer medication.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.0
Concern level
2.4
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
July 7, 1983
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
290,237 Discussions
142,974 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cancer
#2 for Breast Cancer
Tamoxifen is prescribed for Breast Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Cancer
#3 for Hypogonadism
Testosterone is prescribed for Decreased Libido, Hypogonadism, Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Tam
Hot Flashes
10
Joint Pain
3
Blood Clots
2
Insomnia
2
Hair Loss
2
Night Sweats
2
Anxiety
1
Headaches
1
Osteoporosis
1
Itching
1
Tes
Hair Loss
5
Acne
4
Anxiety
3
Hypothyroidism
2
Insulin Resistance
2
High Blood Pressure
1
Water Retention
1
Bloating
1
Aggression
1
Irritability
1
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Tamoxifen
Tam
Testosterone
Tes
Hot Flashes
Tam
Tes
10
0
Joint Pain
Tam
Tes
3
0
Blood Clots
Tam
Tes
2
0
Insomnia
Tam
Tes
2
0
Hair Loss
Tam
Tes
2
5
Night Sweats
Tam
Tes
2
0
Anxiety
Tam
Tes
1
3
Headaches
Tam
Tes
1
0
Osteoporosis
Tam
Tes
1
0
Itching
Tam
Tes
1
0
Hair Loss
Tes
Tam
5
2
Acne
Tes
Tam
4
0
Anxiety
Tes
Tam
3
1
Hypothyroidism
Tes
Tam
2
0
Insulin Resistance
Tes
Tam
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Tes
Tam
1
0
Water Retention
Tes
Tam
1
0
Bloating
Tes
Tam
1
0
Aggression
Tes
Tam
1
0
Irritability
Tes
Tam
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Tamoxifen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Testosterone is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Tamoxifen and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Testosterone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Implant, Injection, Nasal Gel, Transdermal Gel
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 mL
Gel: 1 % (25 mg/2.5gram), 1 % (50 mg/5 gram), 10 mg/0.5 gram /actuation, 1.25 gram/ actuation (1 %), 20.25 mg/1.25 gram (1.62 %), 5.5 mg/0.122 gram/actuation, 1.62 % (20.25 mg/1.25 gram), 1.62 % (40.5 mg/2.5 gram), 50 mg/5 gram (1 %)
: 30 mg, 2.5 mg/24hr, 4 mg/24hr, 5 mg/24hr, 6 mg/24hr
Patch: 2 mg/24 hour, 2.5 mg/24 hr, 4 mg/24 hr, 5 mg/24 hr, 6 mg/24 hr
Solution: 30 mg/actuation (1.5 mL), 50 mg/mL
Implant: 75 mg
Pellet: 75 mg
Suspension: 100 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Tamoxifen Citrate
Testosterone
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Tamoxifen and Testosterone: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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