Chemocare.com uses generic names in all descriptions of drugs. Nolvadex is the trade name for Tamoxifen. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade
name Nolvadex when referring to the generic drug name Tamoxifen. Tamoxifen may be given as adjuvant therapy (treatment after successful surgery) in women or men
with lymph node negative or lymph node positive breast cancer. Cancers with positive estrogen and progesterone receptors are more likely to benefit from tamoxifen.
Tamoxifen reduces the risk of getting breast cancer in the opposite breast.