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10 Jan 2019 18:25

Just a quick question is there a list of foods/supplements that should be avoided whilst taking Tamoxifen.

Many thanks

Re: Tamoxifen

11 Jan 2019 11:34 in response to denimjw

Hi and thanks for posting on our forum,

The most common foods women are advised to stay away from are grapefruit and tangerines as evidence has shown that consuming large amounts of these can cause interactions with medications.

However, if you are taking other medications, herbal supplements or vitamins these should be discussed with the doctor who prescribed the tamoxifen. They will be able to inform you if it is safe to take them.

It is also a good idea to try and maintain a healthy and balanced diet whilst going through breast cancer treatment. We have a very informative page on diet and cancer which you can find here.

I hope this has been helpful.

Best wishes,


Re: Tamoxifen

11 Jan 2019 18:49 in response to CRUK Nurse Abi

Thank you

Re: Tamoxifen

17 Jan 2019 18:56 in response to denimjw

Grapefruit and tangerines interfere with the performance, it’s advised to not drink grapefruit either