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Valodex is an antiestrogen, prescribed for breast cancer. It is also used for infertility, gynecomastia, ductal carcinoma either alone or with other medications.  It blocks the actions of estrogen.

Drug information on Valodex (Tamoxifen) from Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd.


  Capsule/ Tablet
Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Tamoxifen
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Medical Condition(s) for which Valodex may be prescribed

Side effects of Valodex

   Most Common : Swelling in the extremities, depression, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, hair thinning and/hair loss and vaginal dryness.

   Miscellaneous : Hot flashes, fluid retention, vaginal discharge, nausea, irregular periods, weight loss, skin changes and abnormal decrease in platelet counts.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 20 mg in 1-2 divided doses. Max: 80 mg/day.

How to use Valodex?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Valodex not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women with history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus and known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Valodex

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high cholesterol level, vision problems, high levels of calcium in blood, poor immunity, decrease in white blood cells or platelets, who are taking cytotoxic cancer medicines, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Other Precautions for Valodex

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Valodex

Store it at controlled room temperature (25� C).

Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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