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Now that I am on tamoxifen I know that it can affect

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Now that I am on tamoxifen I know that it can affect different things of your body. One is triglycerides. Back in the end of Feb I had my CBC done and they were a few points high. Is this a concern now that I am taking this medicine? What Can I do or need to do? When I had this test I had eaten about 1 1/3 hours before
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Dr. Chip
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That lipid panel including your triglyceride level was fine

There's no reason to worry about the tamoxifen affecting that number

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Customer reply replied 12 days ago
Oh good. When it listed tamoxifen as a medicine that can effect it I got concerned. I wanted to make sure I didn’t need to do anything or eat anything to help my numbers from getting high

You'd need that triglyceride level to be over 300 before I'd be concerned about it

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