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Tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox) is an anti-estrogen medication prescribed for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in men and breast cancer in women. Tamoxifen also is prescribed to stimulate ovulation. Side effects, drug interactions, dosing, and pregnancy safety should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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