What is the driada medical "Nolvados" (tamoxifen) for?
In our days are known some types of breast cancer, and some special types of this disease request a high level of estrogen hormone.
Nolvados is indicated in averting and treating types of breast cancer.
How the nolvados acts?
The nolvados blocks the growing of levels of the female hormone and its actions.
If you are taking nolvados to reduce your risk of breast cancer, you may need to take your first dose during your menstrual cycle. You may also need to have a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant before you start taking nolvados. Follow your doctor's advice.
Taking nolvados can increase the risk of stroke, uterine cancer or blood clots in the lungs, all of which can be fatal. Talk to your healthcare provider about all of your risks.
To be sure nolvados is not causing harmful effects, your doctor may want you to have mammograms and to perform routine breast self exams on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be tested.
Before taking nolvados:
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to nolvados.
Before using nolvados, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- Liver disease;
- Elevated levels of triglycerides (fatty acids) in the blood;
- A history of stroke or blood clot formation;
- If you have a history of cataracts;
- With a course of radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Taking nolvados may increase your risk of uterine cancer, stroke, or a blood clot in the lung, which can be fatal. Talk with your doctor about your specific risks in taking nolvados. This medicine can be dangerous for the unborn child. Warn your doctor if you become pregnant. Stop use of the drug and see your doctor if you become pregnant. Use a non-hormonal of birth control (such as a condom or a diaphragm and spermicide) while you are using nolvados and for 2 months after your treatment ends. It is not known how nolvados affects breast milk or how it might harm a nursing baby. This medication can also decrease the production of breast milk. If you breastfeeding you need to see your doctor, before continue use this medicine.
Take nolvados exactly as prescribed. Do not overdo with the dosage. Follow the instructions described on our website.
With nolvados you need only glass of water.
Tamoxifen is allowed to be taken without food.
You may need to take the first dose during your menstrual cycle if you are taking tamoxifen to reduce your risk of breast cancer. You may also need to have a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant before you start taking nolvados. Follow the instructions.
It is important to use tamoxifen regularly to get the most benefit. Order more product before you run out of medication completely. You may need to take nolvados for 5 years.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your doctor may want you to have mammograms and to perform routine breast self exams on a regular basis.
What happens if a dose is missed?
Once you understand, take the missed dose, skip the missed dose and take your medication at the next regularly scheduled time if it's time for your next dose. We do not recommend taking additional medications to make up for a missed dose.
What to do in case of overdose?
If you realize you've taken too much of this drug, seek emergency medical attention as soon as possible.
An overdose of tamoxifen is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while taking nolvados?
Follow your doctors instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using nolvados.
Nolvados side effects:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: urticaria; labored breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using nolvados and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- Stroke symptoms, numbness of half of the body;
- Sharp pain in the head, vision problems, confusion, difficulty speaking or with balance;
- Chest pain, difficulty breathing or the release of blood;
- Pain or swelling in one or each leg;
- Infrequent discharge or bleeding from the ducts;
- Menstrual changes;
- Strange sensations in the belt area;
- Flu symptoms, fever;
- Body aches, chills;
- Pale skin, simple bruising or bleeding;
- New lumps in the chest; or
- Gastric pain, lowering of body temperature, refusal to eat,
- Darkening of urine, stool of unusual color,
- Сhanges in eye and skin color
Less serious side effects may include:
- Heat under the skin;
- Joint pain, bone pain, or tumors;
- Rash or changes in the skin;
- Swelling of the limbs;
- Itching or dryness in the inguinal zone;
- Depression or changeable mood, feeling of weakness;
- Sharp weight loss;
- Gag reflexes, nausea;
- Dry cough. Sore throat;
- Sexual dysfunction;
- Dizziness, pain in the head;
- Thinness or brittle hair.
There can be some unexpected effects. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect
Store nolvados at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, away from children and four-legged friends