If you are postmenopausal and you have hormone-positive breast cancer, you may well take Nolvadex. But above all, please do not hesitate to consult your doctor.
Duration of Nolvadex?
Take Arimidex for as long as your doctor says you need to cease taking it. The ATAC study, which continues today, was shown the advantage of Arimidex over tamoxifen in reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence in postmenopausal women during 5 years.
The most frequent side effect of Nolvadex?
In clinical studies it was found that the most common side effects of Nolvadex were hot flashes, joint pain, weakness, mood changes, sore throat, nausea and vomiting, depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, swelling of arms and legs, and headache. In addition, when receiving Tamoxifen-citrate more common pathological fractures than oral tamoxifen (10% and 7% respectively).
When the drug should not be used?
Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) should not be used in the following situations:
In allergic reactions to anastrozole Tamoxifen and other components.
In pre-menopausal women.
In pregnancy, or if you are pregnant or may plan to become pregnant.
Tamoxifen is shown only to women.
How to take Nolvadex?
Arimidex is a tableted product and take it to one tablet a day. It is recommended to take Arimidex in one and the same time. If you take a pill scored, take it as soon as you remember about it, or just take the next dose as usual, but do not try to take two tablets at a time.
Does Nolvadex to cytotoxic drugs?
Nolvadex does not refer to chemotherapy, hormonal therapy is a drug for breast cancer. Its effect is associated with a decrease in estrogen levels in women.
Since problems with joints and skeletal system in the application of Nolvadex are more common than with tamoxifen, it is advisable to consult a doctor in terms of studying the state of the bone tissue before treatment or prescribing, strengthens bone tissue.