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Nolvadex D
(Tamoxifen)

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Tamoxifen
(Generic alternative to Nolvadex D)

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What is Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen used for?

Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is a medication used to treat and prevent types of breast cancer. It works by stopping estrogen, a female hormone, from working because estrogen is required for some breast cancer to grow. Women who are at high risk or with DCIS (after surgery and radiation) will be treated with Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)

How should Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen be stored?

This medication should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Nolvadex D/Tamoxifen ?

Read the directions on the prescription label. Do not take larger doses than prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medication longer than recommended by your doctor. Take Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) with a full glass of water (8 ounces). Take with or without food. When taking Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) to prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer, the first dose may need to be taken during your menstrual period. A pregnancy test may also be mandatory before taking Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) to ensure you are not pregnant. To also ensure you are getting the most benefit from Nolvadex (Tamoxifen), it is important to take the medication regularly, make sure you prescription is refilled before you run out completely. When taking Nolvadex (Tamoxifen), you may need to have mammograms and regular self breast exams to be sure the medication is not causing harmful effects. Also, the doctor will conduct tests to make sure your liver is functioning properly. It is important to not miss any of your doctor appointments.

When should Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen not be taken?

Do not take Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) if you are pregnant because the medication can harm an unborn baby. When taking Nolvadex (Tamoxifen), it is important to use an effective form of birth control. Let your doctor know if you become pregnant during treatment with Nolvadex (Tamoxifen).

What precautions should I follow when taking Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen ?

Let your doctor know if you are allergic to Nolvadex (Tamoxifen), have liver disease, high levels of triglycerides (fatty acids) in your blood, a history of stroke or blood clot, a history of cataract, or if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen ?

Patients taking Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) may have an increased risk of uterine cancer, stroke, or a blood clot in the lung (this can be fatal). Speak to your doctor about your specific risks in taking this medication or if you have any questions about Nolvadex (Tamoxifen).

When should Nolvadex D /Tamoxifen not be taken?

Severe: Sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance; chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood; pain or swelling in one or both legs; unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge; irregular menstrual periods; pain or pressure in your pelvic area; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; new breast lumps; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common: Hot flashes, warmth or tingly feeling under your skin; bone, joint, or tumor pain; redness or skin changes; swelling in your hands or feet; vaginal itching or dryness; depressed mood, weakness; weight loss; nausea; cough, sore throat; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; headache, dizziness; or thinning hair

Other: None.

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