Nolvadex is a prescribed tablet for only women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Very serious or, in the worst case scenarios, life-threatening events can occur with Nolvadex. The tablet has been designed to help women, by decreasing the risk of developing breast cancer, but some side effects can cause the development of other cancers or health issues, such as cancer of the uterus, strokes, and blood clots in the lung. In the most extreme cases there have been some fatalities.
It is highly advised that you contact your doctor, primary health care provider, or local physician, if you experience the following symptoms, such as unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge; abnormal menstrual periods; groin pressures or pains; chest pains; shortness of breath; coughing up blood; confusion; one-sided weakness; vision problems or slurred speech. These can lead to serious health problems or, in the worst cases, death, if not immediately addressed to by your doctor or primary healthcare provider. It is recommended to stop usage of Nolvadex and contact your doctor. Nolvadex is an antiestrogen. It works by blocking the effect of estrogen on certain tumors. This may/can prevent the growth of tumors that are activated by estrogen.
Women are warned not to use Nolvadex if they are allergic to any ingredient contained in the Nolvadex tablet, and not to take Nolvadex if they are currently taking anastrozole. Before taking Nolvadex tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding; if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have a history of blood clots in the legs or lungs; if you have high levels of calcium in your blood, a weakened immune system, or low levels of white blood cells or platelets in your blood, if you have high cholesterol or lipid levels, if you are confined to a bed or chair, or if you have cataracts or other vision problems.
Some medicines MAY OR MAY NOT interact with Nolvadex so it is highly advised that you tell your doctor which medications you are taking, especially about the following. Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because of the increased bleeding risk, Cytotoxic cancer medicines (eg, cisplatin) due to increased blood clot risk, Bupropion, cinacalcet, clobazam, duloxetine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, perphenazine, pimozide, quinidine, rifampin, sertraline, terbinafine, thioridazine, or ticlopidine because they may reduce the effectiveness of Nolvadex, and many others.