Fareston Oral Tablet 60Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Fareston: Oral tablet (60mg)

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Fareston 60mg Tab
Kyowa Kirin, formerly ProStrakan Inc.
Pill Identification: TO 60 

What is this Medicine?

TOREMIFENE (tore EM i feen) blocks the effects of estrogen. It is used to treat some types of breast cancer.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Fareston: Oral tablet(60mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Fareston 60mg Tablet

NDC: 427470327
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Breast Cancer

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Protect from extreme heat
Fareston 60mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_16103.JPG
Kyowa Kirin, formerly ProStrakan Inc.
Pill Identification: TO 60 
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Fareston 60mg Tablet

Double Vision Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
<13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<89.6%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Keratopathy Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tiredness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Irritated Blood Vessels Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Blood Clot Incidence:
<1.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Calcium Levels Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hot Flashes Incidence:
<35.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cataracts Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
1.0-1.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
5.0-19.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Fareston 60mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Fareston 60mg Tablet(Toremifene Citrate)
Grapefruit juice and Toremifene(Toremifene Citrate)
Do not eat or drink grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking Toremifene without talking to your doctor or healthcare professional. Grapefruit can increase the amount of Toremifene in your blood which can increase the risk of a dangerous change in heartbeat or heart rhythm. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience chest pain, dizziness, fainting or falling spells, palpitations, shortness of breath, or a change in your heart beat (such as a fast or irregular heart beat).
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Second Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Third Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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