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Coming Off Evista
.?: I'm not sure what you are asking but I recommend you discuss this with your physician/oncologist. ...Read more
Breast? Likely no: The primary trial of Raloxifene for breast chemoprevention was limited to 5 years of use to match the standard of 5 years of tamoxifen. Recent data suggest a benefit of 10y of tam over 5 years for treatment of invasive er+ breast cancer. However, the benefit of the extra five years is not seen until after year 10. That suggests that the benefit of that drug holds for 5 years after it is stopped. ...Read more
There is no: Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of the risks associated with estrogen. Taking this drug may also reduce the risk of some types of breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect. Raloxifene also may increase your risk of blood clots. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with osteopenia and I am 41 yes old and was wondering if this is unusual they have me on evista (raloxifene) had a DEXA done?
Perhaps: Evista (raloxifene) if taken to reduce breast cancer in post-menopausal women is usually taken just for 5 years but there is no limit number of years if taken for osteoporosis. There may be an increase risk of ovarian cancer the longer it is taken. Increased risk of stroke or blood clots is not necessarily related to duration of intake. ...Read more
Blood clotting: The most common is worsening of menopausal symptoms, but blood clots (particulary in the legs) are much more serious. Do not use if you're a smoker or have a problem with clotting. ...Read more
Can evista (raloxifene) cause dizziness? Is it common for evista (raloxifene) to cause extreme dizziness? .
If I have had a stroke, is it safe for me to take evista (raloxifene)? I had a stroke 10 years ago. Does this mean that I should not take evista (raloxifene)? .
Speak to oncologist: You should address this question with your medical oncologist or the physician who prescribed this medication. He/she will be able to look at your entire history and medical problems and prescribe the medication best suited for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there any homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? I believe in homeopathic medicine. Are there any promising homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? .
Osteoporosis: Over time, constitutional homeopathic treatment may strengthen vitality, preventing or slowing osteoporosis. It requires careful casetaking and prescription by a skilled homeopath. This is not a substitute for treating osteoporosis that is already advanced; advanced cases may require replenishment of physical nutrients and/or medicines like Evista (raloxifene) too. Homeopathic care can be collaborative. ...Read more
Bisphosphonates: Evista is primarily given to combat/prevent osteoporosis. Alternative medications are bisphosphonates such as fosamax, actonel, boniva. Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an injectable. Evista also has a breast cancer chemo prevention indication with the alternative being tamoxifen. Aroma taste inhibitors are being studied as further alternatives. ...Read more
Maybe. Continued: ... Aromasin, which prevents the formation of estrogen, is effective in reducing the risk of recurrence of breast cancer, but after 5 years, you are very likely to have sustained bone loss due to its effect. Evista (raloxifene) will arrest bone loss, and certainly is very unlikely to increase the risk of breast cancer, but it has never been studied as an advujant preventative like tamoxifen and aromasin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer