Tamoxifen Indications

The prescription medication tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex®) is approved for a number of uses (also called "indications"), such as:
  • Treating metastatic breast cancer in men and women
  • Treating node-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have undergone breast cancer surgery or radiation
  • Treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in women who have undergone breast cancer surgery or radiation to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer
  • Preventing breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease.
There are also some "off-label" (unapproved) indications for tamoxifen, such as:
(To learn more about the indications for this medicine, click What Is Tamoxifen Used For?. This article lists more uses for the drug and gives an overview of how it works.)
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