Patient Resources about Soltamox
For patient education about SOLTAMOX, please mention this website homepage and that they should visit the Patient Resources tab for printable material such as the following:
- Medication Guide
- Patient Brochure in English
- Patient Brochure in Spanish
Important safety topics to discuss with your tamoxifen patients
In addition to reviewing the following safety topics, please remember to advise your patients to read the medication guide, which is also included within the patient brochures mentioned above.
- Inform women that SOLTAMOX increases the risk of uterine malignancies (endometrial carcinoma and uterine sarcoma), including fatal cases. Advise women to promptly inform a healthcare provider if they experience any abnormal gynecological symptoms (e.g., menstrual irregularities, abnormal vaginal bleeding, changes in vaginal discharge, or pelvic pain or pressure.) Advise women receiving or who have previously received tamoxifen to undergo annual gynecological examinations.
- Inform patients that SOLTAMOX increases the risk of thromboembolic events (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and stroke), including fatal cases. Advise patients to seek medical attention immediately if signs or symptoms of a thromboembolic event occur.
- Advise pregnant women and females of reproductive potential of the potential that exposure during pregnancy or within 2 months prior to conception can result in fetal harm, including the potential long-term risk of a DES-like syndrome. Advise females to inform their healthcare provider of a known or suspected pregnancy.
- Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective nonhormonal contraception while taking SOLTAMOX and for 2 months after the last dose.
- Advise women not to breastfeed during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of SOLTAMOX.
Effects on the Liver
- Inform patients that SOLTAMOX may increase the risk of liver cancer and liver abnormalities.
Other patient resources for your patients
There is an abundance of information out there for patients on the world wide web, therefore it may be helpful to your patients for you to direct them to reputable organizations that contain reliable information. Here are some organizations that offer a wide array of information covering many cancer patient topics:
- American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
- American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) www.cancer.net
- National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov/types/breast