Tamoxifen Product Description
An antineoplastic agent used for oral therapy of early breast cancer in men and women. Nolvadex demonstrates the most evident effect in treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Besides, Nolvadex can be indicated for adjuvant therapy of axillary node-negative breast cancer and node-positive breast cancer in women, following:
- breast cancer radiation therapy
- axillary lymph node dissection (ALND)
- partially or completely removal of the breast
The most evident effect Tamoxifen demonstrates in women with 4 or more armpit lymph nodes. Clinical studies have proved that Tamoxifen significantly reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and helps reduce the risk of breast cancer in all groups of patients.
Daily dosages of may vary from 20 to 40mg. Duration of the antineoplastic therapy with Tamoxifen can be up to five years.
If you remembered you had missed a dose , take it as soon as possible. Skip the forgotten dose of this hormonal anticancer medicine if it is almost time for the next tablet.
tablets can be indicated to premenopausal women with metastatic or locally advanced breast cancer as an alternative to ovarian irradiation, or instead of surgical removal of an ovary.
Do not store at temperature above 30°C. It is recommended to keep this hormonal antineoplastic agent in the original package to protect the tablets from light, moisture and heat.
Tamoxifen Safety Information
Hypercalcemia is one of the rare but serious side effects . If you experience any symptoms of severe hypercalcemia (arrhythmia, loss of consciousness, kidney stones), the application of antineoplastic drug should be immediately stopped.
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Tamoxifen Side Effects
Usually may cause mild to moderate adverse reactions, seldom resulting in withdrawal of therapy with the hormonal antineoplastic agent. The frequency and intensity of adverse reactions of Tamoxifen can be controled by reducing the drug dosage. The most common adverse reactions caused by Tamoxifen are as follows: vomiting, nausea or hot flushes. Sometimes Tamoxifen tablets may cause hypercalcaemia, dizziness, menstrual irregularities, lightheadedness, alopecia, vaginal bleeding and peripheral oedema.