Generic Name: Raloxifene
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CHEMICAL NAME Raloxifene (ra-LOK-sih-feen)
Evista (Raloxifene) is a medication used to treat and prevent bone loss or osteoporosis post menopause. This works by slowing down the bone loss to help you to maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of broken bones and fractures. It is also used in treatment of breast cancer or lowers the risk of developing breast cancer post menopause.
Raloxifene belongs to a class of drugs called as Selective estrogen receptor modulator or SERM. The medication must never be used before menopause.
It is not an estrogen hormone but imitates the same in some parts of the body. In the uterus and breasts, the same assumes the role of estrogen blocker.
Common side effects of using Evista (Raloxifene) includes - hot flashes or leg cramps.
However, much serious side effects may include -
Do not use the Evista (Raloxifene) if you are allergic to it or if you have certain health issues like - blood clots, stroke, mini stroke, heart issues, blocked vessels, heart attack, high cholesterol levels, atrial fibrillation, kidney or liver issues, heart failure, cancers, high blood fat, etc.
Before you start using Evista (Raloxifene) talk to your doctor about your medical condition and about the existing medications that you are taking especially the herbal medication or Over the counter drugs. Avoid taking the medication if you are using colestipol, cholestyramine, acid-binding resins.
Questions and Answers | Raloxifene
1. What if I miss a dose?
Answer - Take a dose as per the schedule. Avoid taking missed doses. Also, never take more than 2 doses to catch up on a missed dose.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.