Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen citrate is an efficient anti-estrogen used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer in women at high risk for this disease. It was approved in 1997 for this specific purpose but can be used for a number of other purposes because of the specific way it works.
Synonyms: Nolvadex

Tamoxifen (tamoxifen citrate) is a drug classified as an anti-estrogen. Drugs in this group are used for treating breast cancer, as well as preventing the disease in women in high risk group. It's not known exactly how tamoxifen citrate works, but it may block receptors on the surface of cells, that way making sure the estrogens (hormones related to the development of cancer) do not bind to the cell activating it and promoting the growth of a tumor. When you buy Tamoxifen online, you should know the dose and preparation you need, as there are tablets of tamoxifen citrate 10 mg and 20 mg, as well as solution. Tamoxifen can also be purchased and used by males with invasive breast cancer, especially following radiation treatment or a surgery. Tamoxifen should be taken for a long time, so if you decide to buy it online, it's best if you order it in bulk at the pharmacy of your choice from the very beginning. It's a lot more advantageous to buy tamoxifen citrate online that way, as you get a significant discount. To treat or prevent breast cancer, Tamoxifen needs to be taken at the dose of 10 mg twice a day or 20 mg once a day for up to 5 years. Another possible use for Tamoxifen is to induce ovulation. In that case, it should be taken twice a day (from 5 mg to 40 mg) for 4 days, unless recommended otherwise by your health care provider. Tamoxifen should never be used during pregnancy, because there is a risk it will harm the health of the fetus. This medicine is also contraindicated for breastfeeding women, because it will reduce the amount of milk produced.

Side Effects

Most patients will not develop any side effects when taking tamoxifen, while others might. The most common side effects occurring in patients undergoing treatment with tamoxifen are weight gain, vaginal discharge, nausea, hot flashes and absence of menstrual periods. To make sure some other side effects and reactions are avoided, the patient should keep all the doctor's appointments and report any unusual symptoms.