Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) is an anti-estrogen used to treat or prevent breast cancer. Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) MAY BE TAKEN on an empty stomach or with food
Nolvadex side effects :Nolvadex side effects that may go away during treatment, include hot flashes, vaginal discharge, irregular or lighter menstrual cycles, weight loss, or diarrhea. If Nolvadex side effects continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience Nolvadex side effects like vaginal bleeding, unexplained sore throat or fever, or unusual bleeding or bruising. WARNING: Tamoxifen rarely may cause serious (possibly fatal) Nolvadex side effects .Nolvadex side effects include cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma), as well as strokes and blood clots in the lung (pulmonary emboli). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop Nolvadex side effects like: abnormal vaginal bleeding, irregular or abnormal menstrual periods, groin pain or pressure, chest pain, trouble breathing, one-sided weakness. If you are taking this medicine for prevention of breast cancer (those with ductal carcinoma in situ-DCIS, or those at high risk for breast cancer) you should discuss with your doctor the risks of Nolvadex side effects as compared to the benefits. However, if you are taking tamoxifen for treatment of breast cancer, the proven benefits clearly are greater than the risk of Nolvadex side effects.