Nolvadex is a brand name for tamoxifen. As Lily said, it has different bulking agents, etc. My PCT won't allow local GPs to prescribe branded drugs so I get generic tamoxifen. I started on Nolvadex, before this rule came in then was switched to a generic. I've noticed absolutely no difference what so ever and have had no problems either with branded tamoxifen or the generic.It seems that, in a lot of cases, it just does n't suit some people.
I have taken tamoxifen for 15 months and also got dvt. I was put on warfarin for a suggested 3 months and told not to take any more tamoxifen. I have now been told that they want to put me on zoladex and letrozole. Anybody out there who has experienced this?
I am due to start on Nolvadex. i suffer with my weight, put on 2 stone with chemo which i have just lost. Have any of you put on weight with Nolvadex.
Would love to hear your views
nolvadex just has a different bulking agent and coating but the same dose of tamoxifen citrate inside. When I raed about others having terrible side effects until they switched brands, I was concerned and got Nolvadex from the outset. I have been on it for almost 2 months and not one hot flush, fingers still crossed. I am getting a bit stiff when i first wake up though. If you search for the other threads on this you will find some people have had amazing differences on nolvadex compared to the other types
I have been on Tamoxifen for 7 months and i think that its fair to say that its been making my life a misery. I get full symptoms and was taken into hospital with DVT the other day.
I spoke to my consultant today as we needed to discuss medication and she said that i can try nolvadex if i like but still carrys side effects.
She said that it works the same, some people benefit and others dont. I didnt have chemo as i had an early and small cancer which was low grade, she said that i can have chemo which i dont really see as an option now as i have got used to a close "normal" life as possible under the circumstances.
I can safely say that the tamoxifen is making my life difficult but i really dont want to come off them at the same time as i know that they are working.
If anyone can tell me if they benefited from nolvadex that would be great as i have tried every herbal remedy evening primrose oil etc etc! Not helping at all.