A Brief Guide to Nolvadex for PCT

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Nolvadex sold under brand name Tamoxifen citrate is a non-steroidal estrogen agonist that is chiefly used in the treatment of advanced cancer. Nevertheless, its antagonist nature can also have its role reversed to become antagonist providing estrogen to certain areas whereas limiting estrogen to other areas. It’s important to note that Nolvadex is absolutely not anabolic steroid despite the fact that it may also be used by anabolic users. This is a bit confusing since most people have been accustomed with its use in steroid cycles such as RAD 140.

Developed in 1961, Nolvadex has been used to treat specific hormone responsive breast cancer and it was also noted that the drug could as well be used in breast cancer prevention.


Tamoxifen is basically a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). When used as an antagonist, Nolva as it is commonly referred to binds the estrogen receptor cell and hinders the cell from performing its due function. It gives the receptor the impression that the level of estradiol (an estrogen hormone produced) is very low. By preventing this process to take place, it also prevents the risk of breast cancer and other forms of cancer.

Likewise, the same process is also beneficial to men as it also prevents the risk of gynecomastia which may be caused by anabolic steroids.

It has also been noted that Nolvadex has also very high testosterone stimulating capacity. Basically the uses of the product can be summed up as; prevention and treatment of breast cancer, treatment of other cancers and treatment of other conditions as described by physicians.


The drug should be used as described by your doctor. The instructions should be used to the letter. Incase of any anomalies you can get further consultations. The drug also comes with a medication guide which you need to first read it through.


There are a range of side effects that occur after using the medication and the effects are diversified as human bodies tend to react differently to medications. Some of the common effects include;

1)Changes in the menstrual periods and lack of sexual interests.

2) Headache, nausea, depression and fatigue.

3) Stark allergic conditions such as hot rashes, itching and hives.

4) Groin pain, stomach upsets and swelling of the legs.

5) Irregular heart beat and mood swings.

This is not a full list of the side effects but rather depicts the most common effects that users do suffer. The effects may also be experienced in other forms of infections and hence one cannot conclusively say that it’s because of Nolvadex.


-Nolvadex is harmful to the fetus. Seek the guidance of your physician regarding safety of the fetus and also the effects during breastfeeding.

-Nolvadex does not prevent pregnancy despite the irregular menstrual periods and does not prevent STIs.

-Users on birth control measyres should seek the guidance of their doctor on which birth control measure to use as Nolvadex does not work well with some hormonal birth control measures.


The drug can be found on the research chemical labs or any registered outlets that has been certified and holds relevant documents from the health and inspection bodies.

The internet is also a source of the drug.


This is a drug that is undoubtedly beneficial to prevention and treatment of cancer. Cancer has become a worldwide menace and it is promising to see that innovators in the medical industry are working tirelessly to ensure that cancer is curbed out of the society.

Check out our recommended article on dosing and hopping on a Nolvadex PCT regimen to get more in depth knowlege on this content.