The nurse is caring for a patient taking tamoxifen for the prevention of breast cancer. Which of the following would indicate that the patient is experiencing a common side effect of tamoxifen?

Flushing

Explanation

• The most common side effects of tamoxifen include flushing, altered menses, amenorrhea, bone pain, and nausea.

• Incorrect: Constipation, confusion, and arrhythmias are not common side effects of tamoxifen.

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