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Tamoxifen and Feminapause


Re: Tamoxifen and Feminapause

Hi  Sallyshelly

Thanks for posting.

Many women ask us about using natural remedies such as vitamins , CBD oils or other supplements to manage menopausal symptoms.  There is often the belief that vitamins and herbs are safe as they are considered natural, but they don’t have to comply with the same regulations or rigorous testing that conventional medicines do. For many products such as Feminapause there is a lack of research to support their use and some can interfere with conventional medicines including cancer treatments.

It’s difficult for us to say if Feminapause is safe for you to try while taking tamoxifen.  Before taking any supplements or remedies it’s always best to first talk to your consultant, your GP, or a pharmacist about possible interactions with any conventional medicines that you currently take. 

If you wish to, you can search here for information about individual herbs and vitamins. Each has sections on existing evidence and what known interaction there is with other medications. There is a consumer version or a health professional link for more details.

Menopausal symptoms can be particularly distressing and really impact on someone’s quality of life. Our information explains what might help with managing these.

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.

The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).

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Best wishes


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Tamoxifen and Feminapause

I am 6.5 years post diagnosis and currently only taking Tamoxifen. I am no longer under BCN or oncologist and only see my consultant once a year for mammogram so thought i would ask the question here. I have a friend who takes a product called Feminapause for menopausal symptoms and i wondered if i would be able to take it? Apparently the only ingredients are CBD oil, B12 and B6. I know we shouldn’t take most menopause supplements as they usually contain things like red clover and sage which can interact with the effectiveness of Tamoxifen but wondered if this would be considered ‘safe’ to try? Thanks x