The generic name of Nolvadex is tamoxifen. It is a nonsteroidal antiestrogen. Tamoxifen has the potential to block the estrogen actions. Some specific kinds of breast cancer need estrogen for their growth.
Tamoxifen is utilized for the treatment of breast cancer which is metastatic i.e., has spread to other body parts, for the treatment of breast cancer in some patients after radiation therapy and surgery, and to lessen the odds of breast cancer in patients with high risk.
How to Use
Take this drug precisely as recommended for you. Try not to take the dosage in bigger sums, or consume it for more duration than prescribed by your specialist. You must follow the instructions on the label.
Consume this drug with a full glass of water. Tamoxifen can be consumed with or without nourishment.
Get crisis medicinal help on the off chance that you observe these signs of an adversely susceptible response: swollen face, tongue, lips, or throat and trouble breathing.
Quit utilizing nolvadex and call your specialist without a moment's delay in the event that you observe any of the following genuine symptoms:
- Sudden numbness
- Sudden weakness,
- Sudden headache,
- Chest pain,
- Speech, Vision or balance problems
- Shortness of breath, or
- Blood in cough
- Pain in legs;
- Swollen legs
- Irregular menstruation;
- Unusual vaginal discharge or bleeding;
- Pelvic pain;
- Body aches
- Flu symptoms;
- Pale skin,
- New lumps in Breast
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Stomach pain,
- Clay-colored stools,
- Low fever,
- Dark urine,
- Loss of appetite.
Less severe after effects may include:
- Warmth/tingly feeling
- hot flashes,
- Joint, bone, or tumor pain;
- Skin changes
- Redness on skin;
- Swollen hands/feet;
- Vaginal dryness or itching;
- Weight loss;
- Decreased libido
- Sore throat;
- Impotence, or
- Trouble in having an orgasm;
- Dizziness; or
- Thinning hair.
Before utilizing nolvadex, tell your specialist on the off chance that you are sensitive to any medications, or on the off chance that you have:
- Liver disease;
- a history of blood clot;
- High triglyceride levels in your blood;
- A history of cataract; or
- A history of stroke
- If you are undergoing radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Pregnancy and Nolvadex
This solution can cause damage to an unborn child. Try not to utilize tamoxifen without your specialist's assent in the event that you become pregnant. Let your specialist know in the event that you end up noticeably pregnant amid treatment. Utilize a non-hormonal type of anti-conception medication, (for example, a condom or spermicide) during the intake of this solution.
It is unknown if nolvadex can pass into breast milk or if a nursing child can be harmed. Try not to utilize this drug without informing your specialist on the off chance that you are breast feeding an infant.
Nolvadex is also used with other medications to treat other types of breast cancer. Women with DCIS are also administered the drug for decreasing the risk of developing cancer.
Take Nolvadex only as directed by your physician. Nolvadex should be swallowed and should not be broken or crushed before taking it.
If missed a dosage, take it immediately once you remember. And if time for the next dosage, skip the missed one and go for the regular dosage. You should not take double dosage.
Nolvadex usually causes dizziness. It can be worsened if taken with alcohol or some other medicines. It is better not to drive after the medication and if the symptom worsens, better consult the doctor.
Novaldex...a solution of cancer
Many of the people are enthusiastic in reading the books related to the medical field. They used to read the advertisements of different medicines on newspaper and on different websites. They think that they are the valid sources of getting the information about health care and medicines. That is why they use medicines in case of any health disease and become the victims of different problems. It is totally wrong because in such a way those people may get such problems which are not easily treated by the doctors. So it is my suggestion to all of those people who believe in getting information about medicines from the newspapers and online internet. Let us come to our topic of discussion that is tamoxifen medication.
This medication is mostly used by those people who are the victim of different types of cancer. First of all, i shall tell you about the working of novaldex in our body and then we shall discuss about some of its uses. Well, talking about its working you will come to know that when you use novaldex, it starts to bind with anti estrogen that is responsible for the development of the cancer cells in our body. Basically these anti estrogens enter in to the cancer cells and help them to increase their activity. Novaldex cut out the roots of cancer cells development and in such a way we become able to control the cancer. This was something about the working of novaldex now we shall discuss about the uses of novaldex or tamoxifen.
Well, talking about its uses you will come to know that it is used in adjuvant therapy in both males and females. Novaldex has an extensive use in ovarian cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is also treated by this medicine. In short, we can say that it is purely a cancer treatment medicine. The use f this medicine can be changed by the doctors. If they think that the same medicine is also useful for other diseases then they can recommend the same medicine for those health problems also. So you should keep in mind that the use of each and every medicine is quite wide.
Well, now we shall discuss about the uncommon and common side effects of using Novaldex. In common side effects you may get hot flashes, swelling and loss of libido. These are common side effects that are why they remain for a short time period. In uncommon side effects you may get menstrual irregularities, weight loss and nausea. If these uncommon side effects are not treated properly and within time then they may cause different problems for your health. The chances of occurrence of these side effects are 10 to 30 percent so there is a maximum chance of not to get these side effects. You can sue different medicine to minimize the side effects of Novaldex or Tamoxifen. The side effects mostly remain till treatment with Novaldex and then they go away after Novaldex medication becomes complete. So you should take care of your health in every type of medication.