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Selective estrogen receptor modulators

What are Selective estrogen receptor modulators?

Selective estrogen receptor modulators are agents that bind to estrogen receptors but act either as agonists or antagonists in different tissues. For example, some selective estrogen receptor modulators act as agonists on the bone and uterus estrogen receptors, and antagonists on the breast estrogen receptors.

Growth of some forms of breast cancers is dependent on estrogen. Selective estrogen receptor modulators that act as antagonists on breast tissue are used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Estrogen is important in maintaining bone structure in women, so selective estrogen receptor modulators can also be useful in preventing post-menopausal osteoporosis.

List of Selective estrogen receptor modulators

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Osphena (Pro)
Generic name: ospemifene
45 reviews
Evista (Pro)
Generic name: raloxifene
12 reviews
Nolvadex (Pro)
Generic name: tamoxifen
3 reviews
Soltamox (Pro)
Generic name: tamoxifen
No reviews
Fareston (Pro)
Generic name: toremifene
No reviews
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