Nolvadex

Nolvadex Medication Information:

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Nolvadex 10 mg
Nolvadex 20 mg

Description

Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) is a medicine that blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the body. It is used to treat breast cancer.

The exact way that tamoxifen works against cancer is not known, but it may be related to the way it blocks the effects of estrogen on the body.

Nolvadex is available only with your doctor's prescription.


What Does Nolvadex Contain?

In addition to the active ingredient tamoxifen citrate, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: lactose, corn starch, gelatin, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, methylhydroxy propylcellulose, macrogol 300 and titanium dioxide.


Before Using Nolvadex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make.

Before taking Nolvadex, tell your doctor if any of the following apply to you:

  • If you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to tamoxifen or to any of its ingredients (see What Does Nolvadex Contain?).

  • If you intend to become pregnant. It is best to use some kind of birth control while you are taking Nolvadex and for about 2 months after you stop taking it. Please see your doctor for advice on what contraceptive precautions you should take, as some may be affected by Nolvadex. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have become pregnant while taking tamoxifen or within 2 months of having stopped it.

  • It is important that you tell your doctor immediately if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding or other gynecological symptoms (such as pelvic pain or pressure) when you are taking Nolvadex or anytime afterwards. This is because a number of changes to the lining of the womb (the endometrium) may occur, some of which may be serious and could include cancer.

  • If you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.

  • If you are taking any other prescription, including antidepressants, or over-the-counter medicine.

  • If you have any other medical problems, especially cataracts (or other eye problems) or low blood cell counts.

  • If you have a history of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in one of the deep veins of the body—usually within the leg) or are taking anticoagulants such as warfarin (to prevent blood clots).

  • Nolvadex should not be taken with aromatase inhibitors, such as anastrozole, letrozole or exemestane.

  • If you have a history of pulmonary embolism (obstruction of a pulmonary artery by foreign matter such as fat, air, tumour tissue or a blood clot).

  • If you have a history of stroke.

  • If you go into the hospital, let medical staff know you are taking Nolvadex.


You Should Not Take Nolvadex If

  • You have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Nolvadex or to any one of its ingredients (see What Does Nolvadex Contain?).

  • You are pregnant.

Nolvadex should not be given to children.


Proper Use of Nolvadex

Use this medication only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. Taking too much may increase the chance of side effects, while taking too little may not improve your condition.

Nolvadex sometimes causes nausea and vomiting. However, it may have to be taken for several weeks or months to be effective. Even if you begin to feel ill, do not stop using this medicine without first checking with your doctor. Ask your health care professional for ways to lessen these effects.

Missed dose—If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.


To store this medicine

  • Keep out of the reach of children.

  • Store at room temperature (15 to 30°C) and keep away from direct light.

  • Do not store in damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.

  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.


Precautions While Using This Medicine

It is important to use some type of birth control while you are taking Nolvadex. Please see your doctor for advice on what contraceptive precautions you should take, as some may be affected by Nolvadex. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have become pregnant while taking this medicine or within two months of stopping it.


 

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