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    Intersting read on Nolva maybe a little one sided

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    Tamoxifen
    Pronunciation: ta MOX i fen
    Brand Name:*Nolvadex

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    Important*Information* Description* Who*should*not*take*it?* How*should*I*take*it?* What*happens*if*I*miss*a*dose?* What*happens*if*I*overdose?* What*should*I*avoid*while*taking*it?* What*are*the*side*effects?* What*other*drugs*will*affect*it?* Where*can*I*get*more*information?* Brand*Names


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    What is the most important information I should know about tamoxifen?* • Treatment with tamoxifen may increase the risk of certain uterine cancers, stroke, and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), which may be fatal. You should discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits associated with the use of tamoxifen.
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    What is tamoxifen?* • Tamoxifen blocks the actions of the hormone estrogen. Certain types of breast cancer require estrogen to grow.* • Tamoxifen is used to treat and prevent some types of breast cancer that require estrogen to grow.* • Tamoxifen may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
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    What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tamoxifen?* • Before taking tamoxifen, tell your doctor if you* *****· have a history of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg);* *****· have a history of pulmonary thrombosis (blood clot in the lung); or* *****· take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin).* • You may not be able to take tamoxifen, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.• Tamoxifen is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that tamoxifen is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take tamoxifen without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during or for two months following treatment. Effective nonhormonal contraception (birth control) should be used during and for two months following treatment with tamoxifen.• It is not known whether tamoxifen passes into breast milk. Do not take tamoxifen without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
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    How should I take tamoxifen?* • Take tamoxifen exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.• Take each dose with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.* • Tamoxifen can be taken with or without food.* • It is important to take tamoxifen regularly to get the most benefit.* • Your doctor may want you to have breast exams (or to perform self breast exams), mammograms, blood tests, or other medical evaluations during treatment with tamoxifen to monitor progress and side effects.• Store tamoxifen at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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    What happens if I miss a dose?* • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless your doctor directs otherwise.
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    What happens if I overdose?* • An overdose of tamoxifen is unlikely to threaten life. Call an emergency room or a poison control center for advice if you suspect an overdose.* • Symptoms of a tamoxifen overdose are unknown, but nausea, vomiting, seizures, tremor, or dizziness may be expected.
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    What should I avoid while taking tamoxifen?* • There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with tamoxifen unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
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    What are the possible side effects of tamoxifen?• Stop taking tamoxifen and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:* *****· an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);* *****· possible symptoms of a stroke such as unusual weakness, drowsiness, confusion, or difficulty walking or talking;* *****· possible symptoms of a blood clot in the lung such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood;* *****· possible symptoms of a blood clot in the brain or leg such as blurred vision, changes in vision, numbness, or pain or swelling in a leg;* *****· new breast lumps;* *****· bone pain;* *****· menstrual changes, abnormal vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or pelvic pain or pressure;* *****· pain or tenderness in the upper abdomen;* *****· yellowing of the skin or eyes; or* *****· excessive nausea, vomiting, or thirst.* • Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take tamoxifen and talk to your doctor if you experience* *****· dizziness or headache;* *****· mild nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite;* *****· vaginal itching;* *****· hot flashes; or* *****· changes in weight.* • Treatment with tamoxifen may increase the risk of certain uterine cancers, stroke, and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), which may be fatal. You should discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits associated with the use of tamoxifen.* • Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
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    What other drugs will affect tamoxifen?* • Before taking tamoxifen, tell your doctor if you are taking* *****· an estrogen such as Premarin, Ogen, Estratest, Estraderm, Vivelle, Climara, and others;* *****· a birth control pill that contains estrogen;* *****· warfarin (Coumadin) or another blood thinner; or* *****· bromocriptine (Parlodel).* • You may not be able to take tamoxifen or you may require special monitoring or a dosage adjustment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.* • Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with tamoxifen. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
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    Where can I get more information?* • Your pharmacist has additional information about tamoxifen written for health professionals that you may read.
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    Brand Names:* • Nolvadex
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    Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
    Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and*/ or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
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    Webmd can be very helpful at times, anyway what do you bros think?

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