Nolvadex is for women taking this medicine for decreasing the risk of developing breast cancer, which have developed cancer of uterus, blood clots in lug and stroke. Many of these events have been fatal, so consult your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms like abnormal menstrual period; unusual vaginal discharge or bleeding; chest pain; groin pressure or pain; coughing up blood; shortness of breath; one sided weakness; confusion; slurred speech or vision problems. Women with ductal carcinoma in situ or at high risk of cancer should discuss this medicine use with their physicians. The advantages of Tamoxifen overshadow the risks in women who are already suffering from breast cancer.
Doses of Nolvadex :
- You can take Nolvadex as prescribed by your doctor and check label for precise dosing instructions..
- Tamoxifen is available with additional patient information sheet known as Medication Guide, so you can read it carefully before you start using it.
- It can be taken with or without food and with water or non-alcoholic liquid.
- Seek medical attention, in case of overdose.
How to use Nolvadex Tablet
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using tamoxifen and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once or twice daily for 5 years, or as directed by your doctor. Daily dosages greater than 20 milligrams are usually divided in half and taken twice a day, in the morning and evening, or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the liquid, measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.