Cytotam is a type of hormone (endocrine) therapy used to treat breast cancer in both pre-menopausal women (women who have not yet gone through the menopause) and post-menopausal women. It can also be taken by men who have breast cancer.






Cytotam is indicated for the treatment of early breast cancer in women whose been already treated with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Cytotam may also be used to treat local recurrence or locally advanced breast cancer (known as regional recurrence). It may also be used if you’ve been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.

Cytotam will prevent the risk of developing a more severe type of breast cancer in women who had breast cancer that will not spread outer part of the milk duct where it form ( ductal carcinoma).


Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers need estrogen and/or progesterone (female hormones produced in the body) to grow.

Tamoxifen attaches to the hormone receptor in the cancer cell, blocking estrogen from attaching to the receptor.

This slows or stops the growth of the tumour by preventing the cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow.


The time to high plasma concentration is 40mg/ml and Tmax is 5 hours after dosing.

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In hepatic Cytotam is metabolized.

Route of excretion is 30% via fecal and 65% was excreted from the body Half life is 5 to 7 days

Brand Cytotam
Ingredients Tamoxifen
Strength 20mg
Manufactured Cipla


Regular adult dose is 20 to 40mg for 5 years daily administer orally for breast cancer doses is > 20mg given by dividing dose (morning and evening) 20mg 5 years daily given orally for DCIS followed by surgery and radiation on breast

For 5 years administer 20mg daily taken orally to decrease the action of breast cancer in women at increased risk for breast cancer 20mg OD orally or 10mg twice daily orally given for adult dose for adjuvant breast cancer and Duration: 5 years

Pediatric dose for girls 2 to 10 years is 20mg once daily via oral route; duration up to 12 months administrated for McCune- Albright syndrome 20mg once daily via oral route; duration up to 12 months given for Precocious Puberty

Over dosage

Acute overdose is not considered in humans, in animals If administer heavy dose then leads in respiratory difficulties and convulsions and in human unsteady gait, acute neurotoxicity manifested by tremor, hyperreflexia, and vertigo was reported. There is no specific treatment for overdose. Hence provide the patients by symptomatic supportive measures.

Common Side Effect

Increased Tumor Or Bone Pain Hot Flashes Nausea Fatigue Mood Swings Depression Headache Hair Thinning Constipation Dry Skin Loss of Libido

Serious side effects may be as follows, immediately inform the doctor

Abscess on the, throat, face, lips, eyes, tongue, ,ankles or lower legs Thirst muscle weakness restlessness loss of appetite Vision difficulty Fever Blisters


  • Consult with the doctor or pharmacist as if you have allergic condition against Cytotam or any of the compound in Tamoxifen tablets.
  • Consult with the doctor that you have or have ever had renal, hepatic, or cardiac problem
  • Consult with the doctor that are you pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Do not have plan for children while on treatment with Cytotam. You must use a specific method of conceiving to prevent pregnancy in yourself or your partner during your treatment with Cytotam the drug will harm the fetus.
  • Avoid breast feeding while on treatment with Cytotam
  • Use drug with caution due to early breast cancer signs hence during treatment with tamoxifen aware about development of breast cancer.

Some important precautions should take care

  • Some breast cancer patients may have reported from hypercalcemia by starting few weeks treatment, if the condition occur and became severe then tamoxifen should discontinue.
  • An incidence may increase with uterine malignancies and endometrial carcinoma is resulted with tamoxifen treatment.
  • Due to estrogen properties of tamoxifen, an increased incidence of endometrial changes occurs involves like hyperplasia and polyps has been resulted. Hence the drug causes menstrual irregularity or amenorrhea.


  • Interaction with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) antidepressant, paroxetine will decrease the effectiveness of tamoxifen
  • While interaction of Cytotam with coumarin type anticoagulants combination will leads to increase in anticoagulant effects may occur.
  • Concomitant use of Bromocriptine with Cytotam will increase the serum level of Cytotam and N-desmethyl tamoxifen.

Cytotam 20mg is contraindicated in patients with as follows: Known hypersensitivity to the drug or its any ingredients, Women concomitant use with coumarin- type anticoagulant treatment, In women with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus history.

Category D: If Cytotam administrated to pregnant women will cause harm to fetal. Women are advised to stop the drug within 2 months and not become pregnant while taking Cytotam. And If sexually active then should use non-hormonal contraceptive measures.

Store the drug at 20°C – 25°C Keep away from children, do not freeze Keep the drug in a closed container at room temperature.

If the dose is missed, then take the dose immediately before next dose duration Next dose time arrived then left off the missed dose and follow regular schedule. Avoid taking extra dose at same time. Please consult the doctor for further details

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