If your doctor just prescribed Nolvadex to treat your breast cancer, you might have questions you forgot to ask. At times like this, it can be difficult to remember to ask all the questions you meant to ask during a visit. Below are some answers to a few basic questions many patients have about Nolvadex.
What is Nolvadex?
Nolvadex is a medicine that mimics the female hormone estrogen. In breast tissue Nolvadex blocks estrogen, and this can halt the growth of breast cancer tumors since these cells need estrogen to grow.
Why did my doctor prescribe Nolvadex?
While only your doctor can tell you that, Nolvadex is frequently used to reduce the odds of getting breast cancer again if you are at a high risk of relapse, to reduce the odds of the breast cancer cells spreading to other parts of your body, after cancer has spread (metastasized), and to treat breast cancer after surgery, radiation treatment, chemotherapy or any combination of those three.
Are there side effects?
While the most common side effects are hot flashes, nausea and leg cramps, most women experience no side effects at all. If the side effects worsen, or get bad enough to interfere with day to day activities, contact your doctor.
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Any risks if I take Nolvadex?
The most serious risk from taking Nolvadex occurs in women with a high risk of cancer who also have an intact uterus. These women have a doubled risk of endometrial cancer when taking Nolvadex. In women without either one of those risk factors, blood clots is the most serious side effect reported. A serious but not life threatening side effect is a higher risk of cataracts.
Do I have to stop taking any other drug when I start Nolvadex?
Make sure your doctor and pharmacist know about all the drugs you take, even over the counter, vitamin, and herbal remedies. There are two medications that you must stop taking while you are taking Nolvadex: anastrozole and letrozole. Make sure you mention to the pharmacist if you take either of these drugs before filling the prescription. Medications you should take only under a doctor’s close supervision while also taking Nolvadex include blood thinners, hormones, birth control pills, phenobarbital, antibiotics and St. John’s Wort.
Be aware that this medication will interfere with some lab work results, such as thyroid tests, so be sure to tell the laboratory personnel when you check in for any tests.
Remember, in this battle you aren’t alone. Your doctor is on your team and she brought Nolvadex into the battle to help you beat cancer once and for all.