Aside from treating breast cancer, Nolvadex (Tamoxifen citrate) is commonly used by bodybuilders and athletes to prevent gynocomastia – a type of tumor that
develops in the mammary gland. Its mechanism blocks the estrogen receptor in the breast tissue. It is ideal for those who are under a steroid cycle that needs steroids
that are capable of converting estrogen.
Once a cycle of steroids is finished, you would want to bring back normal levels of testosterone production which have been
suppressed for the length of the cycle. If only oral steroids were used, post cycle therapy should start immediately. If short acting esters or water based injectables
were used, PCT should start within 4-7 days after the last injection was made, and if longer acting esters were used, PCT should start 1.5-3 weeks after the last injection
(depending on the specific steroid). The length of PCT normally runs between 3-5 weeks. The general rule of thumb is that the longer acting the product cycled was, the
longer the therapy should be. When used properly, nolvadex can help the athlete regain natural production and normalize all other factors fairly quickly. Doses of both
clomid and nolvadex are tapered down.
Standard Nolvadex Post Cycle Therapy for bodybuilders:
Week 1 (or 2): 40-50 mg of nolvadex daily.
Week 2 (or 3) – Week 4 (or 5): 20-25mg of nolvadex daily.
Either nolvadex or clomid can also be used on-cycle as anti-estrogens and post-cycle to help normalize testosterone production quickly.
A standard dosage of nolvadex on cycle as an anti-estrogen would be 10-30mg a day. The amount used would depend on what effect the user would like to elicit. More would
clearly elicit a stronger effect, but users should determine how much they will require by starting at lower dosages and working their way up, so as not to use more than
they require for the desired effect. For those steroid users who are using highly aromatizing substances (such as testosterone suspension), or those who have a sensitivity to
estrogen, using nolvadex during cycle will probably be a smart idea to start early in the cycle.
If problems of gyno show up during a cycle, the use of 20-30 mg of nolvadex should take care of the problem, and this quantity of nolvadex should be used until several
days after symptoms subside just to be safe. Using anti-estrogens or aromatase inhibitors during cycle will reduce your gain slightly, so they are not recommended to use
concurrently unless gyno or estrogen related symptoms show up. Exceptions to this are for users who are highly sensitive to estrogen (for example those with a genetic
predisposition to gyno), or those using highly aromatizing substances.
For treatment of breast cancer, Nolvadex (Tamoxifen citrate) is meant to be taken as advised by your physician. The dosage is usually dependent on the patient’s
current condition and his body’s response to therapy. It’s strongly advised that the medication is administered at the same time(s) every day.