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Evista (raloxifene)

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Medical Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Osteoporosis Slideshow Pictures Super Foods for Your Bones Slideshow Pictures Take the Osteoporosis Quiz GENERIC NAME: raloxifeneBRAND NAME: Evista

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate.

WARNING: (BLACK BOX WARNING):

Evista may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Therefore, women with active or past history of venous thromboembolism should not take Evista. Evista increased the risk of death from stroke in a clinical trial of postmenopausal women with a history of coronary heart disease or women with a high risk of serious heart related conditions. Consider risk-benefit balance in women at risk for stroke.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most common side effects of Evista are:

Diarrhea Nausea Headache Hot flashes Sinusitis Weight gain Muscle pain Leg cramps Ankle swelling

Other side effects include:

Insomnia Vomiting Sweating Breast pain Bronchitis Pharyngitis Increased triglycerides

Possible serious side effects include:

Deep vein thrombosis Stroke Blood clot in the retinal vein (rare) Pulmonary embolism

Evista may increase blood triglyceride levels in some individuals Evista increases the risk of blood clots, including stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung). The greatest increase in risk occurs during the first 4 months of use. Patients taking Evista should avoid prolonged periods of restricted movement during travel when blood clots are more prone to occur. Patients should move around periodically during long trips.

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