A drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women and men, to prevent invasive breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (abnormal cells in the ducts of the breast), and to prevent breast cancer in women who are at a high risk of developing the disease. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Tamoxifen citrate blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in breast tissue, which may help keep breast cancer cells from growing. It is a type of selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). Tamoxifen is the active ingredient of tamoxifen citrate. Also called Soltamox. US Brand Name(s): Soltamox. FDA Approved: Yes
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Tamoxifen, sold under the brand name Nolvadex among others, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator used to prevent breast cancer in women and treat breast cancer in women and men. It is also being studied for other types of cancer. It has been used for Albright syndrome. Tamoxifen is typically taken daily by mouth for five years for breast cancer.
Tamoxifen citrate is approved to treat:
Breast cancer in women and men.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). It is used to decrease the chance of invasive breast cancer in women who have had surgery and radiation therapy for DCIS.
Tamoxifen citrate is also approved to prevent: Breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the cancer.
Tamoxifen citrate is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.