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What is USP tamoxifen citrate commonly used for?

What is USP tamoxifen citrate commonly used for?

Endocrine therapy.: Tamoxifen is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, typically in women diagnosed prior to menopause. It may also be used to prevent breast cancer in high-risk patients. Following menopause, a class of drugs very similar to tamoxifen, called aromatase inhibitors, are preferentially used for breast cancer treatment rather than tamoxifen. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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Tamoxifen citrate/nolvadex -> vision problems?

Tamoxifen citrate/nolvadex -> vision problems?

In large series: Cataract was found in 7% of patients, and anastrazole treated group had 6% - these are "findings" or associations not proven cause and effect. ...Read more

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Tamoxifen citrate dor 5 days after the period to increase the probability of conceiving a boy. Is that true? Please explain

Not true: This is not true and furthermore, taking this medication around the time of conception/early pregnancy could be very detrimental to the new baby. Don't risk the health of that child just because someone mislead you with this wives tale. ...Read more

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Are nolvadex (tamoxifen) pills used to build muscle? Are they safe?

Are nolvadex (tamoxifen) pills used to build muscle? Are they safe?

No, not at all: Nolvadex, also called tamoxifen is an anticancer drug used to treat patients who have breast cancer. It does not help build muscles! ...Read more

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What is tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

What is tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

Estrogen blocker: Hi. Tamoxifen is an estrogen receptor antagonist. Certain cancers (most notably estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer) are stimulated to proliferate in response to estrogen, and blocking estrogen action at its receptor or blocking estrogen production by blocking the aromatase enzyme have been shown to be very therapeutic. Tamoxifen is not useful in cancer research that does nor involve estrogen ...Read more

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What is tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

What is tamoxifen and why is it used in cancer research?

Estrogen blocker: Tamoxifen is a drug which blocks estrogen receptor. Cancers which express high levels of estrogen receptor, such as some breast cancers, may respond well (shrink) to tamoxifen. It has been in clinical use for decades. ...Read more