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BCNA News 02 Nov 2017

TGA warning on Tamo 20 tablets

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recently issued a safety advisory notice warning of the use of Tamo 20, a tamoxifen product that is being sold illegally in Australia. 

In the notice, the TGA stated that Tamo 20 tablets are ‘not related to the approved medicine Tamoxifen Citrate’ and may ‘pose a serious risk to your health’.

Tamoxifen is one of the best known hormone therapy medications used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer.

The TGA has tested Tamo 20 and found that the tablets contain tamoxifen at a strength lower than is indicated on the bottle. 

The TGA is working with the Australian Border Force (ABF) to help stop shipments of Tamo 20 tablets from entering Australia.

If you are taking Tamo 20 tablets, it is recommended you stop taking them immediately and take any capsules to your local chemist for safe disposal. If you are concerned with your use of Tamo 20, you should seek advice from your health care professional.

More information can be found on the TGA website.