Category: Anti Estrogens
Package: 40mg (10 pills)
Substance: Tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex)
Manufacturer: Sun Rise
Uses of Tamoxifen 40
Tamoxifen 40 is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer), to treat breast cancer in some patients after surgery and radiation and to reduce the risk of cancer breast cancer in high-risk patients.
This medicine can block the growth of breast cancer. It works by interfering with the effects of estrogen in the breast tissue.
How to use Tamoxifen 40
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex) and each time you get a refill. If you have questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medicine orally with or without food, usually once or twice a day for 5 years or as directed by your doctor. Daily doses above 20 milligrams are usually divided in half and taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, or as directed by your doctor. If using the liquid, carefully measure the dose with a special measuring device / spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not receive the right dose.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment
Use this medication regularly to get the most out of it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
If you have breast cancer that has spread to other parts of your body, you may experience an increase in bone / cancer pain and / or flare-ups when you start taking tamoxifen. In some cases, this may be a sign of a good response to the medication. Symptoms include increased bone pain, increased tumor size, or even new tumors. These symptoms usually disappear quickly. In any case, report these symptoms immediately to your doctor.
As this medicine can be absorbed through the skin and lungs, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not take this medicine or breathe the dust from the tablets. (See also Precautions section.)
Tell your doctor immediately if your condition worsens (for example, you get new chest lumps).