TAMOXIFEN contains Tamoxifen which belongs to the group of medicines called antioestrogens. It is used to treat breast cancer and also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in pre- and postmenopausal women and helps to slow down the growth and multiplication of cancer cells. This medicine is also used for infertility in women caused by a failure to produce and release eggs (ovulate) properly. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose and duration according to your health condition
Oestrogen is a natural substance in body and some breast cancers need oestrogen to grow. Tamoxifen blocks the activity of estrogen and these oestrogens cannot stimulate the cells to divide and grow.