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Description

Afimoxifene (INN) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that was developed as a potential treatment for breast cancer. It is a non-steroidal compound that binds to the estrogen receptor and has both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic effects. It has been studied for its potential to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in postmenopausal women.

Toxic effects of afimoxifene include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, and hot flashes. It may also cause an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, and endometrial cancer.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Afinitor
  ▸ Afinitor Disperz
  ▸ Votubia

Synonyms
  • afimoxifene
Classifications
  • selective estrogen receptor modulator
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