The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
To treat breast cancer
Take 20 mg once per day as a single dose or in 2 divided doses. Maximum dose per day is 40 mg.
To reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women
Take 20 mg once a day for 5 years.
To treat anovulatory infertility
Take 20 mg once a day on days 2 to 5 of the menstrual cycle, increasing the dose if necessary, in the following cycles. Maximum daily dose is 80 mg.
For women with irregular periods: the initial course may begin on any day and a second course may start 45 days later.
What is the dose for a child?
There is no established pediatric dose. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is tamoxifen available?
This drug is available in the following brands, dosage forms, and strengths:
- Gyraxen film-coated tablet 20 mg
- Nolvadex-D tablet 20 mg
- Tamoxen film-coated tablet 20 mg
- Xifen tablet 20 mg
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.