Nolvadex (Tamoxifen, Generic) – Canadian MPN Group
Nolvadex is a common solution against breast cancer. Namely, it’s used to cure and prevent this condition. It is considered quite safe, unlike many of the other anticancer products. It’s not steroidal, but it is a powerful estrogen inhibitor with a history of successful use.
It’s been known since the 60swhen it was mostly used as a potential contraceptive drug. It failed, but it was noted that it worked quite well at preventing breast cancer in women. As such, it’s been recognized as one of the most important drugs in modern medicine.
Like other cancer solutions, it’s typically supposed to be taken for years, every day. It can be taken as a prevention measure if there is a high risk of developing cancer growth. However, it’s more commonly taken when cancer has already manifested itself. Thanks to it, in part, deaths tied to breast cancer have been steadily decreasing yearly.
Buying Nolvadex Online
Nolvadex is an interesting case for the Canadian pharmaceutical market. In particular, many of these drugs sold in Canada are generic. Namely, you can just buy pure old Tamoxifen without any branding. Nolvadex is a product of AstraZeneca, but you don’t necessarily need it to come from them.
There are plenty of Generic counterparts, meaning that they are non-brand & basically non-AstraZeneca. Most of these wonders are made by Teva, an Israeli pharmaceutical manufacturer that sells them under the name of ‘Tamoxifen’. Thus, they have no branding and are typically cheaper.
They aren’t particularly cheaper in Canada, but you can still save a lot of money long-term. You will need to buy them for a long time, so it’s really better to buy generic ones. Don’t worry, you won’t buy a flawed product. They have more or less the same quality and go through the same testing procedures. The only difference is that they don’t have a fancy name, really.
You can typically buy 100 tablets of Nolvadex Generic for $40-60, depending on the dosage. The regular Nolvadex would cost $60-70 in Canada. They usually come in tablets of 20mg, but 10mg ones are also common enough. Due to their prolonged nature, they don’t really come in packages of less than 100.
Nolvadex Delivery from Canada
More good news is that this drug can be delivered to almost any part of Canada. If you live in a remote place, the fees can climb to about $30. If that’s the case, you can work out a deal with us and your doctor to buy several packages of Nolvadex at once. You’ll have a yearly supply of breast cancer medication and will only pay a delivery fee once.
How Does It Work?
Nolvadex includes an active component called Tamoxifen, which is a selective modulator that works with estrogen. In particular, it blocks estrogen from connecting with malignant cancer growths, preventing them from growing and multiplying. It’s effective enough.
Such hormonal therapy is one of several main ways of treating breast cancer. The other ones include surgery, chemotherapy, radioactive therapy, et cetera. If the cancer is only in the earlier stages, hormonal therapy (which is what it is, estrogen is a hormone) may be sufficient.
As mentioned, it can also be taken as a prevention drug, but only if there is a high risk of that happening. It is a relatively safe drug with very few very mild side effects. It is a prescription drug. It’s not really wise to be prescribed it if you worry about getting this cancer in the future.
Don’t forget that metastatic breast cancer occurs in men and women alike. Although it’s arguably more common in women, it’s reasonable for men to get checked out once in a while. This is especially true if you’ve found a new lump around your breast or on the armpit that you didn’t see before.
Nolvadex typically comes in tablets of 20mg, which would be your normal daily dose. It can be taken regardless of the meal time, but you can just stuff it into your food if that helps. You can be prescribed with a bigger dose – up to 40mg (but no bigger). In this case, you’ll have to take two tablets in the morning and evening at exactly the same time, every day.
It is a long-term treatment course. You should diligently take your Nolvadex tablets every single day, with no exceptions, for up to 5 years. It is usually just 5 years. The course can be renewed at the end if there are still signs of cancer. As mentioned, the side effects are pretty mild, and breast cancer can’t be underestimated.
The fact that you can effectively treat it with such small a cost doesn’t mean that this cancer is a pushover. We’re just lucky to have uncovered a drug that won’t cripple you while you’re trying to kill cancer.
Side Effects of Nolvadex
The usual side effects of Nolvadex are a flushed face, muscle pains, headaches, swelling, and an increased amount of calcium in your blood. They are relatively mild, and they don’t occur very often. In fact, they are pretty irregular and will only manifest if you have special inclinations towards one issue or the other (among the listed).
If you overdose on Nolvadex, which means taking more than 40mg in a day, you may start feeling nauseous, and headaches and flushing can increase. You can also start vomiting. A serious overdose can lead to blood clots and even a stroke. This, in turn, can end fatally. Thus, if you start feeling strangely nauseous after Nolvadex, seek medical help right away.
In terms of compatibility, some antidepressants like fluoxetine or duloxetine should be avoided during your Nolvadex course. They won’t cause a breakdown or something of the sort, but these antidepressants will surely decrease the effectiveness of Nolvadex, which isn’t ideal.
Other than that, there aren’t many drugs that can’t strictly be taken with Tamoxifen products. However, there are some conditions that might not be optimal when paired with this drug. Some blood vessel conditions, like deep vein thrombosis, might be a big no-no. The reason is the same risk of clot-building that makes overdosing on Tamoxifen so dangerous. It’s important to mention these things to your doctor.