The toxicity of estrogens in the tumor tissues can lead to the progress of cancer. Choosing antiestrogen drug, many patients prefer Clomid but it is worse than Nolvadex.
Nolvadex is a non-selective blocking agent of the estrogenic receptors. It contains tamoxifen which inhibits estrogen receptors in pituitary, ovaries and other tissues.
If Clomid is more effective in the treatment of infertility and androgenic pathologies, Nolvadex is more effective in the treatment of the cancerous tumors. It inhibits the activity of the estrogenic receptors in tumor and it stops growing.
Nolvadex can slow down the growth of the malignant tumors for several years, and therefore it is often prescribed patients on the early stage of the disease development.
A broad-spectrum pharmacological action of Nolvadex helps to use the medicine for the stimulation of ovulation in women, production of gonadotropic hormones including men.
Nolvadex is released in the pills for the peroral use, 10mg and 20 mg. White pills are round and contain the name of the medicine Nolvadex on one side.
Who is prescribed Nolvadex?
Nolvadex is prescribed patients with malignant tumors stimulated by estrogens:
– Breast cancer in women and men
– Endometrial cancer
– Prostate Cancer
– Pituitary tumors
How to take Nolvadex?
The use of the single dose of Nolvadex 20 mg helps to block the work of the estrogenic receptors for several days. But it is recommended to take Nolvadex 20 mg every day, within a long time for quality antiestrogen therapy.
In case of the insufficient efficiency of Nolvadex 20 mg, it is possible to increase the dose and take a pill of Nolvadex 20 mg 2 times per day. In case of the correct therapy, the use of Nolvadex 20 mg can take 3-5 years to control tumor.
– Do not stop the treatment before the indicated term. Some cells can survive, so that a disease recurrence can happen
– Do not take Nolvadex during pregnancy. If there are suspicions for pregnancy, the treatment should be stopped
– Nolvadex is not prescribed patients with thrombophlebitis
– It is necessary to regularly take laboratory tests of the blood and urine before and during the treatment
The prolonged use of Nolvadex can be with side effects. The correct dosage will lead to the minimal side effects of Nolvadex. In some cases, patients may face the following disorders: anorexia, amenorrhea, disorder of the gastro-intestinal tract, low libido in men/women.
Moreover, Nolvadex can lower the bone density because of the mineralization disorder. The additional vitamins and minerals should be used as preventive measures.