The prescribed Fareston dosage is standard for everyone -- 60 mg taken once daily to treat metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This medicine comes as a tablet and should be taken at the same time each day to keep an even level in your bloodstream. Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking Fareston, as it can increase your risk for side effects.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Fareston® (toremifene citrate), regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended dosage of Fareston for treating metastatic (spreading) breast cancer in postmenopausal women is 60 mg taken once a day. Your healthcare provider will evaluate your response to treatment regularly and will likely recommend ongoing treatment until your cancer begins to progress.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Fareston include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Fareston can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it bothers your stomach.
- You should avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking this drug, unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. Grapefruit juice may increase blood levels of Fareston, increasing your risk for side effects.
- You can take your Fareston dose any time of day, but try to take it at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Fareston will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.