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Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Reproductive Agent Adult

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - What is it for

Clomiphene, Tamoxifen and Letrozole can be used to correct subfertility in men by correcting the hormonal imbalance in the body, leading to increase in sperm count and activity.

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) cause?

The most common side effects of these medications include:

  • Abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting – To take it with or after food to minimize such incidences.
  • Headache – To take paracetamol to relief the headache.
  • Light headedness, dizziness, fatigue – Avoid activities which require mental alertness or operating heavy machineries.
  • Muscle ache or joint pains.

Inform your doctor if the above side effects become severe and bothersome.


There are some potentially rare but serious side effects that may be experienced. These include:

  • Breathing difficulties, chest pain
  • Swelling in the leg or arm
  • Pain or numbness in the leg
  • Yellowing of the eye or skin
  • Visual changes

Stop the medication and inform your doctor immediately if any of the above occur, or if you experience any other side effects or allergic reactions (e.g. rash, swelling of the eyes and lips, difficulty breathing).

Before taking Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) ?

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) be used?

Take the medication only as directed by your physician. It is recommended to take with or after food to minimize stomach discomfort.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the scheduled one. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What should I do if I overdose?

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - Handling

How should I handle Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) safely?

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - Storage

How should I store Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) ?

;#Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Store at room temperature;# Store the medications in their original containers.

How should I dispose of Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) safely?

Anti-Estrogen Type Drugs (For Men) - Additional Information

Inform the doctor/pharmacist if you are on any other medications or are planning to start taking any other medications, herbal products or supplements.

  • Updated on 10/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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