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Evista Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Evista is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that belongs to the benzothiophene class of compounds. Evista alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It reduces loss of bone tissue. Evista is not indicated and should not be prescribed for the prevention or reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Evista Dosage

  • The usual dosage is one 60-milligram tablet and you should be taken once a day.
  • Take this medication by mouth usually once a day, with or without food, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.

Uses of Evista

  • Raloxifene is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  • Evista is used to reduce the amount of calcium that lost from bones.
  • It also helps to prevent bone loss. Evista is prescribed to treat and prevent osteoporosis, the brittle-bone disease that strikes some women after menopause.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Evista

  • Before taken Evista medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.
  • If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Evista.
  • More common side effects may include:
    Abdominal pain, arthritis, breast pain, bronchitis, chest pain, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, flu symptoms, gas, gynecological problems, headache, hot flashes, joint pain, leg cramps, muscle ache, nasal inflammation, nausea, rash, sinusitis, sore throat, stomach and intestinal problems, sweating, swelling, tendon soreness, uterine discharge, urinary tract infection, vomiting, weight gain.

Warnings and precautions before taking Evista:

  • Your doctor will instruct you to stop taking this medication at least 3 days before surgery or during long periods of inactivity (e.g., bedrest).
  • Do not start taking raloxifene until you are routinely and actively moving again. During long periods of travel, walk or move periodically to keep the blood flowing through your body.
  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products including anticoagulants such as warfarin, cholestyramine, diazepam, diazoxide, and estrogen.

Drug Interaction:-

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: cholestyramine (or other anion-exchange resins), diazepam, diazoxide, estrogens, lidocaine, warfarin.
Overdose

Symptoms of a raloxifene overdose are not known. But after taken Evista if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately.


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