Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)

Strength(s): 10 mg ; 20 mg

Active Ingredient: Tamoxifen

Category:

Description

Nolvadex is a medication that is used in the treatment of breast cancer. This medication may be used for metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread throughout the body), to reduce the risk of breast cancer among high-risk patients and to treat breast cancer for patients who have undergone surgery or radiation therapy.

This medication works by inhibiting the growth of breast cancer. It interferes with the effects of estrogen within the breast tissue.

How to use Nolvadex

Before taking this medication, read the instructions on the package and the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. If any questions arise, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This medication should only be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Do not increase or decrease the dose without being instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not take more medication than prescribed or for a longer period than prescribed. Continue taking the medication even if you are feeling better. Ensure you complete your prescription schedule.

This medication is taken orally, usually once or twice daily, with or without food or as directed by the doctor. For dosages larger than 20 mg, the dose is divided into two and taken in the morning and evening. If this medication is in liquid form, use the special measuring spoon provided by your pharmacist to measure the dose accurately.

Dosage is dependent on response to treatment and the medical condition. Take it regularly to get the full benefits. Take it at the same time each day so as to remember easily. Pregnant women should not handle this medication as it can be absorbed through the skin.

If your condition fails to improve, consult your doctor.

Precautions

Do not take Nolvadex if you are allergic to it. Discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have before getting your prescription. Inactive ingredients present in this drug may lead to an allergic reaction. For more details, consult your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor especially of blood clots and conditions whose treatment requires “blood thinners,” stroke high blood pressure, liver disease, diabetes, smoking, inability to walk, cataracts and high triglycerides/cholesterol.

Before any surgeries, be sure to inform your doctor of the use of this and other medications you are using. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication.

During pregnancy, avoid Nolvadex. This medication is known to harm unborn babies. Consult your doctor to understand the risks. It is still unclear if this medication passes into breast milk. Since Nolvadex may prove harmful to the baby, avoid breastfeeding while taking this medication. Consult your doctor to understand the risks and benefits.

Side effects

Common side effects experienced when taking this medication include headache, nausea, leg cramps, hot flashes, hair thinning, muscle aches, numb/tingling skin. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if these effects persist or worsen. This medication has been prescribed by the doctor since it has been determined the benefits outweigh the risk of side effects.

Serious side effects that may be experienced when taking this medication include dark urine, signs of infection, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing skin/eyes. If you experience these effects, seek immediate medical assistance.

Where to buy Nolvadex

Nolvadex is now available for purchase online at cheap and discounted prices. When you order Nolvadex online, you get the benefit of cheap shipping to your doorstep. If you do not have a prescription, you can get an online prescription from our online pharmacy that will help you buy this and other medications you may need. Visit our online pharmacy and get your medication today.