Nolvadex - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Nolvadex: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Nolvadex?

Nolvadex belongs to the family of anti-estrogens. Some cancers thrive on estrogen and Nolvadex helps in treating breast cancer by blocking estrogen effects.

What are the uses of Nolvadex?

Some uses and benefits are:   

  • Used as adjuvant therapy post-surgery
  • Used for metastasis patients with breast cancer
  • Treatment of ovarian cancer
  • Prescribed to women who are at risk of developing breast cancer
  • In the  treatment of infertility
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What are the side effects of Nolvadex?

Some of the common side effects of Nolvadex include:

  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of libido
  • Nausea
  • Tingling sensation
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal discharge
  • swelling

Less serious Nolvadex side effects include:

  • Development of uterine cancer 
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a vein of your leg)
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism

Medical attention is not needed for these common side effects, but contact our experts in case of serious problems.


Frequently Asked Questions about Nolvadex

1. Does Nolvadex lower estrogen?

Receptors on breast cancer cells are blocked by Nolvadex. It stops estrogen from prompting cancer cells to divide and grow. For breast cancer cells, it exhibits anti-estrogen activity but acts like estrogen for other tissues of the uterus and bones.

2. Is Nolvadex legal?

Nolvadex, an estrogen receptor modulator was considered a gold standard for breast cancer treatment. It is not a controlled substance but is not sold as over-the- counter medicine. It requires a prescription from the doctor. It is legal to sell or buy it.

3. Is Nolvadex safe?

Nolvadex, an anti-estrogen drug sold under the brand name tamoxifen citrate, is also prescribed for males with breast cancer. Literature reports the safety level is equal both in the case of females and males. It is not known whether it is safe for children.

4. When to take Nolvadex?

The dosage of Nolvadex is decided by the doctor. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. The tablets should not be chewed or crushed. It is to be taken at the same time of the day and can be taken before or after food. If the dosage is missed, make sure you take the dose with a 12-hour difference between each dose.

5. Can Nolvadex get rid of gyno?

Yes, Nolvadex has been known to reverse gyno. Nolvadex reduces breast volume in the case of gynecomastia. But it cannot completely remove breast tissue. This selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), Nolvadex, is commonly used for the treatment of painful and severe gynecomastia.

6. Can Nolvadex increase testosterone?

Nolvadex acts by preventing negative feedback of estrogen by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. It causes the release of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone that play a vital role in the production of endogenous testosterone biosynthesis and spermatogenesis.

7. Does Nolvadex cause acne?

Nolvadex consumption causes rashes in some people at the onset of treatment and bumps and rashes on the forearms and trunk. They become infected if scratched as these rashes are itchy.

8. What does Nolvadex do for males?

In some males, a condition known as gynecomastia develops. Gynecomastia is a condition where the breast develops in males. Nolvadex blocks estrogen and helps in reducing breast size.

9. Is Nolvadex an estrogen blocker?

Nolvadex is a hormone therapy used to block receptors for estrogen. It is, therefore, used to prevent the development and growth of breast cancer cells.

10. Can Nolvadex cause erectile dysfunction?

Nolvadex causes loss of libido and impotence in both male and female patients as side effects. So, patients should discontinue it if the side effects occur.

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