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Tamoxifen 10mg

Product Code   : ZC5416
Generic Name  : Tamoxifen
Brand Name     : Nolvadex
Manufacture    : Fresenius Kabi Oncology Ltd
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Tamoxifen 10mg

It is a drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women. Tamoxifen 10mg is known to decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in some women who have already been treated for the disease. It is used to lower the risk of developing breast cancer in women who are at high risk of this disease. It is available in various forms, including tablets, injections, and creams.

Use of Tamoxifen 10mg

  • As adjuvant therapy for women who are postmenopausal and have hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen 10mg can be used as an adjunct to chemotherapy or radiation therapy to reduce the risk of recurrence.
  • It can be used to reduce the risk of cancer coming back.
  • This drug can be used to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in women with a family history of the disease or who have had radiation therapy to the chest.

How Does Tamoxifen 10mg work?

It works and blocks the effects of estrogen in your body. Estrogen is a hormone that helps certain types of breast cancer cells to grow. By blocking the effects of estrogen, this drug can help slow the growth of these cancer cells. It is typically used in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy.

How to use?

The medicine is effective to treat breast cancer. The recommended dose for most women is 20mg taken orally once daily, usually for 5 years. However, the exact dosing and duration of treatment may vary based on individual factors such as the type and stage of breast cancer, and other medical conditions. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and to take the medication exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects or have any questions about your treatment, be sure to speak with your doctor or pharmacist.


  • Before taking Tamoxifen 10mg, you should read the patient information leaflet that comes with the drug. This will provide important information about the proper use of the drug.
  • It is typically prescribed for postmenopausal women, who have been diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
  • It is usually taken orally once a day for five years. It is sometimes prescribed to treat advanced breast cancer in premenopausal women.
  • The most common dosage of this drug is 10 mg per day, which is usually taken in the morning and afternoon. It comes in a few different forms, including tablets, liquid, and injectable forms. Depending on your doctor’s instructions, you may be prescribed one or more forms of it.
  • When taking Tamoxifen 10mg, it is important to take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This includes taking it on the same day and at the same time each day.
  • If you miss a dosage, you must use the missed one as soon as possible. Yet, if it is time for the next dosage, you must skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosage schedule.
  • You must use it with food. This helps your body absorb the drug more effectively. If you take this drug on an empty stomach, it may not be as effective.

Tamoxifen benefits

Tamoxifen is a medication primarily used in the treatment of breast cancer. The main benefit of tamoxifen is that it can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by blocking the effects of estrogen on breast cancer cells. Additionally, tamoxifen may also be used as a preventive treatment for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer. Some studies have also suggested that tamoxifen may help to reduce the risk of developing new cancers in the opposite breast. It is important to note that tamoxifen is not a cure for breast cancer, and that the benefits and risks of treatment should be carefully considered and discussed with a doctor.

Precautions of Tamoxifen 10mg

  • If you are taking it, you should talk to your doctor about any side effects you experience.
  • In addition, your doctor may recommend regular checkups and blood tests to monitor your response to the drug.
  • Your doctor may need to adjust your dose or switch to a different type of hormone therapy.
  • Studies have also shown that Tamoxifen 10mg can reduce the risk of a woman’s breast cancer coming back after treatment. It is important to take the drug as prescribed by a doctor and to not miss any doses.
  • Additionally, you should discuss with your doctor any other drugs you are taking, as some drugs can interact with this drug. It is also important to tell your doctor about any new drugs or supplements you are taking, as these can interact with them.

Side effects Tamoxifen 10mg

The most common side effects of this drug are menopausal symptoms. These include night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal irritation, and sleep disturbance. Other than these, mood changes and loss of sex drive occurs. It may cause fluid retention, indigestion, vaginal discharge, changes in your periods, and nausea. If any of these make you worried consult your doctor while using Tamoxifen 10mg.


  • Tamoxifen is available in 10mg tablets and should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. When using it, it is important to store it properly to maintain its effectiveness and to ensure that it is free from contamination.
  • When storing Tamoxifen 10mg it is best to keep it in its original container, which should be kept tightly closed and stored in a cool, dry place. If the container becomes damaged or if the tablets become wet or discolored, the drug should be discarded and a new bottle purchased.
  • It is important to remember that Tamoxifen 10mg is a prescription drug and should be kept out of reach of children and pets. It should only be taken as directed by your doctor, and should not be shared with anyone else.
  • It can be a life-saving drug, so it is important to store it correctly to ensure its efficacy and safety.
  • If you are unsure about the correct storage of this drug it is best to speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice. By following the correct storage guidelines, you can help to ensure that it remains safe and effective for use.

Frequently asked questions

Can I stop using this drug?

You should not stop using Tamoxifen 10 mg even if you begin to feel well unless your doctor asks you. If you stop it early it may increase the risk of breast cancer returning. 

Q-How and at what dosage should I take it?

You must take it as per the advice of your doctor. The dosage you use every day and the duration will depend on the medical issue. Use it at about the same time each day to make sure consistent levels of the drug in the body. Treatment with Tamoxifen 10mg may be long-term. You may need to use it for many years.

Q-What should I do if I forget to use Tamoxifen 10mg?

If you forget to use a dosage of it, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dosage, skip it and continue with your dosage schedule. You should not take two dosages at the same time to compensate for the missed one.

Q-Can tamoxifen be used for preventive purposes?

Yes, tamoxifen may be used as a preventive treatment for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer.

Q-Is tamoxifen a cure for breast cancer?

No, tamoxifen is not a cure for breast cancer. It is a medication used to reduce the risk of recurrence and potentially slow the growth of new cancers.


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