Hi Tookie - good news, I could never understand why the pharmacist would unseal one pack so they could cut off 4 tablets and give me 56. What a waste if they are doing that all over the country, surely someone should say something (I mean official, not you and me). I hope you are keeping well. Evie xx
Eventually managed to get a prescription for 60 tablets of Tamoxifen and all the same brand. I contacted my breast care nurse to ask why I got 56 tablets and was told that most other medication comes in boxes of 28 (4 weeks supply). Fingers crossed when I get my next prescription it will be for 60 tablets.
Hope you are well.
I sent a message through 'My GP' app asking if I could get 60 tablets but got no reply. I rang to order my prescription last week (automated message) and left another message asking about getting 60 tablets. On picking up my prescription at the chemist I still got 56 tablets but luckily all the same brand this time. I'll try again to contact the doctors ready for my next prescription.
Take care x
Hi Tookie - when I first started taking Tamoxifen my health authority would only issue one pack of 30 at a time, which was a huge pain. I then moved and like you I started getting 56 tablets - one pack would have been opened and 4 tablets cut off! I spoke to others and nobody I knew was getting 56, everyone was getting 60. So I spoke to my GP as 56 tablets made no sense and also seemed like a waste as I don't know what they would do with those 4 tablets, and my prescription is now for 60 tablets at a time (2 boxes of 30). I have also always had a brand specified on my prescription, by the GP. I originally had Teva but they seem to have stopped doing the 20mg tablets, so now I have Wockhardt. Some people get on fine with all brands and others find that brands can make a difference. It's worth speaking to your GP or your pharmacist.
Good luck, I'd be interested to hear how you get on.
Hope everyone's OK through this lock down.
Does everyone get 56 tablets on their prescription for Tamoxifen? I have been on Tamoxifen since February and have received a variety of brands. I started with a pack of 30 from the hospital, but since getting the prescription from my doctor I get 56 tablets. I have received a full pack of one brand, but the second pack has a mixture of brands, so with my current prescription I have 3 different brands. I asked the pharmacist about the brands as when I took one I got spots on my face, but he said that when he orders Tamoxifen he cannot specify a particular brand.
I was thinking of asking the doctor when I order my next prescription if I could get 60 tablets so hopefully I would get 2 full packs of the same brand. Just wondered if anyone else has this problem or if there's a reason for getting 56 tablets?
Take care everyone xx