Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)

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Brand Name: Nolvadex
Generic Name: tamoxifen
Dosage: 10mg, 20mg

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Description

Nolvadex is an antitumor product which blocks estrogen receptors and restores a reproductive function. This medicine contains the active ingredient Tamoxifen.
Nolvadex is a classical modulator of the estrogenic receptors, however, unlike Clomid, it has less selective action and blocks receptors of estrogen in pituitary and ovaries as well as in the whole body. A bone tissues is an exception.
Due to its less selective action, Nolvadex is used in the treatment of the cancerous diseases. It is able to block activity of the estrogen receptors in the tumor tissues and the development of the cancerous tumor.
Nolvadex also inhibits a formation of prostaglandins in the tumor tissue, slows down a development of the tumor process which is stimulated by estrogens.
After the use of the single dose, the ability of Tamoxifen to block receptors of estrogen is kept within several days. However, to maintain the optimal level of the medical ingredients in the blood, the medicine should be used on a regular basis.
Due to the inhibition of the estrogenic receptors, a production of the gonadotropic hormones is increased, so that ovulation is restored in women, and testosterone level and functions of testicles are improved in men.

Who is prescribed Nolvadex?

Nolvadex is prescribed patients with cancerous tumors which are stimulated by estrogens:

  • Malignant growth of the tissues of breast
  • Endometrium cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Sarcoma of soft tissues

Nolvadex can be used for the treatment of the anovulatory infertility and also in the treatment of gynecomastia in men if it happened recently and was caused by the use of the steroid hormones.

How to use Nolvadex?

In the treatment of the cancerous tumors, Nolvadex is used for a long time. A progress of the medical therapy should be regularly controlled and a doctor is visited on a regular basis.
The standard initial daily dose of Nolvadex is 20 mg to treat cancerous tumors. If the side effects did not appear within 1-2 weeks, and the treatment was successful, the dose of Nolvadex is increased up to 40 mg per day (once or two times).
The tablets of Nolvadex should be taken regularly, at the same time. If a single use of the medicine is indicated, the optimal solution will be a use of the needed dose in the morning.
The average length of using Nolvadex is 6-24 months depending on the severity of the disease. Using Nolvadex for the treatment of gynecomastia or anovulatory infertility, an individual approach and course of the treatment are needed depending on the individual medical case.
Special recommendations

  • Women of the reproductive age should use additional methods of contraceptives during the use of Nolvadex because Tamoxifen increases a chance of pregnancy
  • If you doctor prescribed you Nolvadex, it is necessary to have a medical examination and eliminate pregnancy

Contraindications and side effects

  • Platelet deficiency
  • Leukopenia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Deep-venous thrombosis
  • Severe stage of cataract and other ophthalmological diseases

The administration of Nolvadex can cause side effects at any stage of the treatment. Usually, the intensity of the side effects is reduced during the prolonged use of the medicine. The most intense side effects appear at the beginning of the treatment: spasm of extremities, headache, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, vomiting, alopecia, skin rash, high fatigue, liquid retention in the tissues and increased body weight.

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