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i've been mastectomy last year and done chemotherapy & radiotherapy and after 2month will finished herceptin therapy too, only tamoxifen for 5years, can i drink beer or other alchohols or it's forbidden for ever?!

By Anonymous August 1, 2011 - 9:34pm
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Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer! Tamoxifen should not be taken when a person has liver failure, therefore I would think that alcohol consumption should be limited but there is no warning on any information on the drug that says you must eliminate it completely-- please verify with your doctor that it's okay for you to a have a drink every now and again.
Soy and soy products, however, should be eliminated while taking Tamoxifen.

Please keep us updated with what your doctor recommends-- I definitely do not think he will eliminate alcohol forever.

All the best,


August 2, 2011 - 4:29am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

thank you so much.

August 2, 2011 - 9:39pm
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