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What are the pros and cons of Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)?

December 12th, 2020 · No Comments

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Nolvadex is a Tamoxifen citrate commonly used to hinder production of estrogen hormone, hence commonly referred to as estrogen blocker. The medicine was originally and commonly used to control breast cancer, it has already been approved by FDA for this purpose. Breast cancer involve abnormal growth of cells in the breast, this results from high estrogen levels which trigger growth of tumors. Nolvadex being an estrogen inhibitor can therefore been prescribed to women and men showing high chances of breast cancer, the medicine can also be used to treat early stages of the same diseases.

What is Nolvadex used for?

In its use in treatment of cancer the medication has proved to control breast cancer by about 50% and shrink the breast tumors reducing the necessity of surgery. Apart from the cancer related uses the Nolvadex has other benefits to the body. While it blocks production of estrogen hormones the pill also activate the working of the estrogen already in the body. Active estrogen hormones in the body can help to reduce bone loss and also reduce liver related issues. This pill in near past has gained popularity in the body builders who want to build muscle and also maintain their sexual performance. In bodybuilding Nolvadex use a complete different method of working, it influence muscle building indirectly because it is not a steroid. Nolvadex performs its normal task of blocking the production of estrogen. When the amount of estrogen is reduced in the body, a signal is sent to the brain to command production of sex hormones, testosterones. Therefore Nolvadex usually lead to increase in amount of testosterones in the body. High levels of this hormones trigger or accelerate anabolic effects which consequently lead to muscle building.

Different from other steroids which reduce the amounts of testosterones Nolvadex actually increase the hormone and at the same time indirectly help in muscle building. Since the pill only prevent further estrogen production some estrogen hormones are still left within the body to assist in the process of muscle building. 

Side Effects of Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate)

Nolvadex intake has some related side effects ranging from mild to severe however chances for the latter are low provided one takes the recommended dosage. Examples of mild side effects include but not limited to the following: dizziness, some headache, fatigue and nausea. Severe side effects like severe headache may require doctor’s intervention as soon as possible. It would also be advisable to confirm with the health experts whether the pill is compatible with other medications you might be involved in. Some medicines might block or prevent the activation of the tamoxifen in the Nolvadex hence reducing its ability to block production of enzymes.

Does tamoxifen lower estrogen?

It should also be noted that reduced amounts of estrogen have various consequences. For example, Estrogen is responsible for production of mucus that lubricate the vagina during sex, lack of lubricants means painful sex. Low estrogen can also make ladies to miss their periods, increased mood swings, unsteady tender breasts, depression, underweight and emaciation. Ladies are likely to slowly lose their curvy look with intense decline in the levels of estrogen.

Nolvadex prices in Australia

Nolvadex is readily available online and at an affordable price, however is always advisable to follow your doctor’s instructions before making the decision to use the pill.


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