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Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

By ASTRAZENECA PHARMA INDIA LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Tamoxifen(20.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-NEOPLASTIC

Medical Description

Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet contains Tamoxifen as its active ingredient. It is used for the treatment of breast cancer. It is helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in pre & postmenopausal wome...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet is used to treat breast cancer.
  • It also helps in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer in pre & postmenopausal women who are at high risk of developing it.
contraindications

Contraindications of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Tamoxifen or any other ingredients of Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  • If you are being treated for infertility.
  • If you or your family members have a history of blood clots.
  • If you are on any medications to prevent blood clots like blood thinners (warfarin).
  • If you are taking anastrozole to treat breast cancer.
sideEffects

Side effects of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Tiredness, weakness, lack of energy
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhoea, constipation
  • Hot flushes (Sudden feeling of warmth)
  • Altered taste
  • Skin rashes, hair loss
  • Tingling sensation, numbness
  • Water retention (swelling)
  • Muscle pain, leg cramps
  • Vagina dryness, vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal or blurred vision
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet must not be used during pregnancy, as it may be unsafe.
  • You must take proper birth control measures (condom, diaphragm or coil) while on treatment and for at least 2 months after discontinuing the treatment.
  • It is essential to always consult a doctor before starting any medicine during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet is not recommended while breastfeeding as it is unknown if Tamoxifen passes into breastmilk.
  • Thus, your doctor will decide whether to discontinue the medicine or breastfeeding.
  • It is essential to always consult a doctor before starting any medicine during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet?
A:
Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet may make you feel light-headed or dizzy and tired. Thus, you should either be cautious or avoid driving while on treatment with this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction with alcohol and Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet. However, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are at risk of developing blood clots.
  • You are to undergo an operation.
  • You are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Before starting the treatment, your doctor may evaluate the risk of you developing breast cancer.
  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet is not recommended for patients below 18 years of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Tamoxifen in Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet works by reducing the level of a natural female hormone known as oestrogen that is produced in the body. Eventually, stopping the growth of the cancer cells, which...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter med...
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  • Concomitant use of Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet along with medicines like anastrozole, letrozole, exemestane (used to treat breast cancer) and blood thinners like warfarin should be used with caution as it...
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  • Medicines like rifampicin (antibiotic), Paroxetine, Fluoxetine, Bupropion (used to treat your mental health), Quinidine (used in heart problems), should be used with caution along with Nolvadex D 20 m...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

Store Nolvadex D 20 mg tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Nolvadex D 20mg Tablet

Overdose

Seek urgent medical attention in case you have consumed too much of Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet.

Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed taking any dose of Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensat...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet?

A: Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet is used to treat breast cancer. It also helps in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer in pre & postmenopausal women who are at high risk of developing it.

Q: How to take Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet?

A: Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.

Q: Can Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet be used in children?

A: No, Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet should not be used in children and adolescents as there is limited safety information available.

Q: I am experiencing some discomfort. Can I stop taking Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet?

A: No, you should not stop taking Nolvadex D 20 mg tablet on your own without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition and increase the risk of you developing breast cancer. Discuss with your doctor and he/she may either find an alternative or adjust your dose after examining your condition.
Last Updated on: 03 Mar 2021 | 11:15 AM (IST)
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