Differences in SEs with Tamox from different manufacturers
This keeps coming up so I thought I'd start a topic where the information could be collected in one place.
Tamoxifen Citrate was once a branded drug but when the patent ran out the original manufacturer, Astra Zeneca, stopped making it. The branded version is no longer available, only generics.
I've read (though it might not be true) that few side effects were reported with the original Tamox from Astra Zeneca and that SEs started with the generics. Here on BCO many women report having few or no SEs on Tamox until their pharmacy switches them (generally without notification) to the Tamox from a different manufacturer. Then the SEs -- sometimes nasty ones -- begin.
Tamox users, past and present, would you list your SEs and the name of the manufacturer of the pill you take?