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Interaction between warfarin and tamoxifen: A case report
Mishra D., Paudel R., Kishore P.V., , Bista D., Mishra P.
Published in
PMID: 18603996
Volume: 5
Issue: 17
Pages: 105 - 107
Warfarin is a commonly used anticoagulant with documented reports of drug interactions. Tamoxifen is used in the adjuvant hormonal treatment of women with oestrogen-receptor- positive breast cancer. Warfarin and tamoxifen are known to interact with each other with a resultant increase in the bleeding tendency. These reports are mainly from the white population. We report a case of drug interaction between warfarin and tamoxifen with an acute onset. This report suggests that when these drugs are co administered, careful monitoring of the coagulation profile is needed.
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JournalKathmandu University Medical Journal
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