My Cart

0 Item(s): $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Nolvadex Tamoxifen 10 Mg

nolvadex tamoxifen 10 mg

Description

Nolvadex 10 mg Tablet is a nonsteroidal agent which is used in both men and women to treat breast cancer. It is also used in women to prevent breast cancer. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It is advised that you discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

What This Drug Is Used For

Tamoxifen may be given as adjuvant therapy (treatment after successful surgery) in women or men with lymph node negative or lymph node positive breast cancer.  Cancers with positive estrogen and progesterone receptors are more likely to benefit from tamoxifen.  Tamoxifen reduces the risk of getting breast cancer in the opposite breast.

Tamoxifen may be prescribed in metastatic (cancer that has spread) breast cancer in both women and men.

Tamoxifen may be prescribed in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who have completed surgery and radiation therapy.  Tamoxifen may reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer.  Risks and benefits of tamoxifen therapy should be discussed in this setting.

Tamoxifen may be prescribed for women at high risk of breast cancer to reduce the incidence of developing breast cancer.  Risks and benefits of tamoxifen therapy should be discussed in this setting.

Tamoxifen may also be prescribed for treatment of ovarian cancer.

Note:  If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.

How This Drug Works

Hormones are chemical substances that are produced by glands in the body, which enter the bloodstream and cause effects in other tissues.  For example, the hormone testosterone, made in the testicles and is responsible for male characteristics such as deepening voice and increased body hair.  The use of hormone therapy to treat cancer is based on the observation that receptors for specific hormones that are needed for cell growth are on the surface of some tumor cells.  Hormone therapy can work by stopping the production of a certain hormone, blocking hormone receptors, or substituting chemically similar agents for the active hormone, which cannot be used by the tumor cell.  The different types of hormone therapies are categorized by their function and/or the type of hormone that is affected.

 Tamoxifen is an antiestrogen.  Antiestrogens bind to estrogen receptor site on cancer cells thus blocking estrogen from going into the cancer cell.  This interferes with cell growth and eventually leads to cell death. The following are antiestrogen medications.

Pregnancy and Tamoxifen

Do not use tamoxifen if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use a barrier form of birth control (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide) while you are using this medication and for at least two months after your treatment ends.

Hormonal contraception (such as birth control pills, injections, implants, skin patches, and vaginal rings) may not be effective enough to prevent pregnancy during your treatment.

It is not known whether tamoxifen passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. However, this medication may slow breast milk production. You should not breastfeed while taking tamoxifen.

Precautions

Before starting tamoxifen treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc.). Do not take aspirin, products containing aspirin unless your doctor specifically permits this.

Let your health care professional know if you have ever had a blood clot that required medical treatment.

Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Pregnancy category D (tamoxifen may be hazardous to the fetus.  Women who are pregnant or become pregnant must be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus).

For both men and women: Do not conceive a child (get pregnant) while taking tamoxifen. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, are recommended. Discuss with your doctor when you may safely become pregnant or conceive a child after therapy.

Do not breast feed while taking this medication.

Know More About This Medicine and Buy Now : MedyPharma.com

Loading...