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Question
Posted by: Tersia | 2020/02/06

Q.

Can I use Relislim S6 whilst on Tamoxifen

I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and it was surgically removed ans well as the lymph nodes. I had chemo and is starting radiation soon. Currently I am on Tamoxifen and is gaining weight. Will Relislim have an effect on the Tamoxifen?

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2020/02/07

Dear Tersia, Relislim S6 is a schedule 6 medication in South Africa (according to the Monthly Index of Medical Specialities – MIMS) and a schedule 4 medication in Namibia. In South Africa a Schedule 6 medication can only be obtained on a prescription from a registered medical practitioner. It contains D-norpseudo-epinephrine HCL and Duromine 30mg (the later being a Schedule 5 medication in South Africa) – for which a prescription is also required. Both are listed as appetite suppressants, and have different side-effects and contraindications. There is a long list of side-effects and interactions with other medicines and Relislim.

Tamoxifen, on the other hand, is a selective oestrogen receptor modulator and is prescribed to treat: women and men diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive, early-stage breast cancer; women and men diagnosed with advanced-stage or metastatic homone-receptor-positive disease; and to reduce breast cancer risk. Tamoxifen does not work on hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. There is a long list of medications that interacts with Tamoxifen.

Anyone who is taking Tamoxifen, should talk to his/her medical doctor about any medication, supplement, vitamin or mineral product, etcetera that they are taking. This includes all over-the-counter products, such as cold and allergy medications (and others), to ensure that there will be no interaction with Tamoxifen.

Please make an appointment with your treating physician/oncologist and discuss with him/her to confirm that it would be safe to take Relislim S6 while you are also on Tamoxifen. (MCH).

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