Tamoxifen has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) strokes, blood clots in the lungs/legs, and cancer of the uterus. If you are taking tamoxifen to reduce the risk of breast cancer, or if your cancer is limited to the milk ducts (ductal carcinoma in situ-DCIS), then discuss the benefits and risks of taking this medication with your doctor. However, if you are taking tamoxifen to treat breast cancer, then the benefits of taking tamoxifen are greater than the risks of side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of a stroke or blood clots in the lungs/legs, such as weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, confusion, shortness of breath, chest pain, or calf pain/swelling. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of cancer of the uterus, such as unusual changes in your monthly period (e.g., amount or timing of bleeding), unusual vaginal discharge, or pain/pressure below your "belly button" (navel). Show More Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer), to treat breast cancer in certain patients after surgery and radiation therapy, and to reduce the chances of breast cancer in high-risk patients. This medication can block the growth of breast cancer. It works by interfering with the effects of estrogen in the breast tissue. Tamoxifen Citrate is the active ingredient present in Nolvadex D 20mg. It belongs to the group of cancer fighting medications known as antineoplastics. It is used in combination with other medications for the treatment of early breast cancer. The medicine fights certain types of breast cancer such as estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. It is also used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body or is in advanced stage. The daily recommended dose of the medicine is 20 mg to 40 mg in one dose or divided in two doses. If being treated with early breast cancer then the recommended duration of the treatment is five years. However, the dose will vary from case to case basis and will be determined only after examining you thoroughly.
Inactive Ingredients carboxymethylcellulose calcium, magnesium stearate, mannitol and starch. Chemically, NOLVADEX is the trans-isomer of a triphenylethylene derivative. The chemical Find a comprehensive guide to possible side effects including common and rare side effects when taking Nolvadex Tamoxifen Citrate for healthcare professionals and.