Nolvadex is a form of treatment that is known as an anti-estrogen. Nolvadex is used to inhibit the effect of estrogen in the body. The primary component of Nolvadex is tamoxifen citrate. It can be consumed in quantities of 20mg.
How It Works
As an anti-estrogen, Nolvadex operates by minimizing the response to estrogen. In some instances, tumors associated with breast cancer have estrogen positive receptors. This means that the presence of estrogen activates the cancer and causes the tumor to grow. When this response is taken away, there is less likelihood of cancer appearing or of it metastasizing to other areas in the body.
Nolvadex can have a dual function. It can be prescribed to individuals who have been established as having breast cancer. This is to prevent the spreading of the cancer or tumors. Certain individuals are at higher risk for breast cancer due to other illnesses or treatment. Nolvadex can be used to prevent the onset of cancer in these instances.
It is important that you discuss the benefits as well as the risks of taking Nolvadex with your clinician. This is especially vital if you have not yet been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dependent on your individual case, the physician will decide what the best course of treatment for you will be. Once the best quantity has been determined, you should not vary your dosage at all. This means that you should not consume Nolvadex in amounts that are smaller or greater than what your clinician has mentioned.
For most cases, 20mg of Nolvadex has shown the most positive results. This should be consumed once each day for a period of five years.
If the amount required is greater than 20mg, this quantity should be divided into two separate but equal doses.
The consumption of Nolvadex may result in some unexpected and unpleasant manifestations. Some of the ones that have been more widely reported are:
Irregularities of the menstrual cycle
A lowered production in urine
Changes in breathing
A reddening of various body areas
Alterations to the appearance or texture of skin
Swelling in the extremities
A change in normal weight
Discolorations of vaginal discharge
Bleeding of the gums
Presence of blood in either stools or urine
Changes to emotional state
If there any serious repercussions or if these issues continue to manifest, you should get some professional advice.
Nolvadex cannot be taken by individuals with:
A hypersensitivity to any of the components in Nolvadex
Who are prone to blood clots, particularly in the legs or lungs
A pre-existing treatment schedule for anticoagulants or for anastrozole
Prior to starting with Nolvadex, you should tell a medical professional if you have:
Increased levels of calcium in your system
A compromised immune system
Reduced levels of platelets or white blood cells
Either high cholesterol or raised lipid levels
Problems pertaining to your eyes or your vision
Are taking any types of medications
It is not evident whether Nolvadex may prove to be harmful to children in utero. There is also no studies conducted whether Nolvadex can be passed via breast milk. As such, it is best to speak to a professional in the medical field about it.