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By Medicover Hospitals / 26 April 2021
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Nolvadex

  • Nolvadex is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of symptoms of breast cancer. The drug may be used alone or in combination with other drugs. It belongs to the class of drugs called Antineoplastics, or Estrogen Receptor Antagonists. The drug is used for the reduction of the increasing risk of developing breast cancer in pre & postmenopausal women.
    1. Nolvadex Uses
    2. Nolvadex Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Dosage
    5. Interactions
    6. Warnings
    7. Storage
    8. Nolvadex vs Clomid
    9. Frequently Asked Questions
    10. Citations

    Nolvadex Uses

  • Nolvadex is an anti-estrogen that is used for the treatment of breast cancer. The medication is used for reducing the risk of breast cancer in pre and postmenopausal women with a high risk. The drug helps to slow down the growth of cancer cells. Also, it is useful for the treatment of infertility.
  • Side Effects

  • Some of the common side effects of Nolvadex are:
    • Hot flashes
    • Flushing
    • Changes in menstrual periods
    • Nausea
    • Leg cramps
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Bone pain
    • Muscle pain
    • Cough
    • Swelling
    • Fatigue
    • Hair thinning
    • Headache
  • Some of the major side effects of Nolvadex are:
    • Vision changes
    • Eye pain
    • Swelling of ankles or feet
    • Unusual tiredness
    • Fluid retention
    • Skin rashes
  • Nolvadex can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions

  • Before using Nolvadex talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medication-related to it. The drug may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause some serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the medication talk with your doctor if you have any medical history such as: blood clots, high cholesterol, immobility, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, cataracts and liver disease.
  • How to use Nolvadex?

  • Before you start taking Nolvadex, and any time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide issued by your pharmacist. Take this drug once or twice daily, with or without food, for 5 years, or as prescribed by your doctor. Doses greater than 20 mg should be split in half and taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, or as instructed by your doctor. If you're using a liquid, use a special measuring device/spoon to carefully weigh the dosage.
  • Treatment to prevent cancer from returning could last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, depending on your medical condition and treatment response. Take it at the same time(s) every day to help you recall.
  • Missed Dose

  • If you forget to take a dose of Nolvadex D 20 mg pill, take it as soon as possible. If it's time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. To make up for a missed dose, do not take a double dose.
  • Overdose

  • If you have taken too much dosage, seek emergency medical care or call a doctor. Some of the common symptoms of Nolvadex are nausea, vomiting, headache and hot flashes.
  • Interactions

  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablets can interact with other medications, resulting in different treatment responses. Talk with your doctor if you are receiving any other therapies, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal preparations. Along with Nolvadex D 20 mg pill, medicines like rifampicin (antibiotic), Paroxetine, Fluoxetine, Bupropion (used to treat mental health), and Quinidine (used to treat heart problems) should be used with caution.
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions

  • Kidney:
  • In patients with kidney disease, Nolvadex 10mg Tablet is probably safe to take. Based on the limited information available, a dose adjustment of this tablet might not be appropriate in these patients. Please seek medical advice.
  • Pregnancy:
  • Using Nolvadex 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is extremely risky. As tests on pregnant women and animals have shown that there are major risks on the developing baby.
  • Breastfeeding:
  • Nolvadex can pass into breast milk and can cause some serious side effects to the infants. So, before using the medication talk with your doctor.
  • Storage

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Nolvadex vs Clomid

    Nolvadex
    Clomid
    Nolvadex is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of symptoms of breast cancer. The drug may be used alone or in combination with other drugs. Clomid is also referred to as clomiphene citrate. It is an oral medicine that is often used to treat the symptoms of female infertility.
    Nolvadex is an anti-estrogen that is used for the treatment of breast cancer. The medication is used for reducing the risk of breast cancer in pre and postmenopausal women with a high risk. This medicine is being used to treat infertility in women. It works by stimulating an increase in the number of hormones that promote the growth and release of a mature egg.
    Some of the common side effects of Nolvadex are:
    • Hot flashes
    • Flushing
    • Changes in menstrual periods
    • Nausea
    Most common and major side effects of Clomid are:
    • Ovarian enlargement
    • Vasomotor flushes
    • Abdominal-pelvic discomfort

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Nolvadex is an anti-estrogen that is used for the treatment of breast cancer. The medication is used for reducing the risk of breast cancer in pre and postmenopausal women with a high risk.
    Nolvadex is a hormone replacement therapy. This drug is referred to as an "anti-estrogen”.
    Some of the common side effects of Nolvadex are:
    • Hot flashes
    • Flushing
    • Changes in menstrual periods
    • Nausea
    Nolvadex is typically taken once a day at a dosage of 20 mg. This is equivalent to taking two 10 mg Nolvadex tablets together or one Nolvadex-D 20 mg tablet once a day. Some people need a daily dose of 40 mg.
    Breast cancer is treated with Arimidex (anastrozole) and Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate). Arimidex is a drug prescribed to postmenopausal women whose cancer has advanced after taking tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox).

    Citations:

  • Nolvadex, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305737202000361
  • Tamoxifen treatment and gynecologic side effects, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0029784400011960