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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?
No due to blood clot: Both Evista (raloxifene) and strontium alone can cause blood clots. The combination has the risk of increasing the risk of blood clots even more. Blood clots can be fatal. There is no good data on the combination, so it's not recommended. ...Read more
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
Not a good idea:
Evista (raloxifene) has some estrogenic effects itself, so there is no need to combine it with Estradiol.
What is your purpose in taking them? ...Read more
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 more
Hi I am 60 yrs old weigh 119 pds I have peni not osteoporosis I go for all my doctors every year I do have density in brest. Can evista (raloxifene) help that?
Why are you on it?: If taking it for bone density, alternatives are a bisphosphonate (Fosamax, Boniva, (ibandronate) Actonel, etc), Miacalcin nasal spray, or a RANK-ligand inhibitor (Prolia). If you are taking it for breast cancer prevention, alternatives are (assuming the person taking it is postmenopausal) Aromasin and tamoxifen. ...Read more
Unclear Question?: These are somewhat unrelated questions which makes it difficult for me to address your question. Evista (raloxifene) is not used for treating cancer...It is sued for treatment/prevention of osteoporosis. Estrogen receptors are specialised protein receptors found in breast cancer.Uterine cancer has little bearing on either of the two references you have listed. ...Read more
Having pain on right ribs. Is this the side effect of forteo shot I'm taking? I'm taking forteo for osteoporosis. Was taking evista but no longer working. Broke a couple of ribs on the right side on two separate occassions earlier this year. My doctor
Possible: Muscle spasms can be side effect of Forteo but if you broke ribs pain is more likely from that. Broken ribs take a long time to heal and pain may persist for months. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?
Yes (and no): The study of tamoxifen and Raloxifene (star) trial compared the effectiveness of these two drugs in the prevention of breast cancer and found them to be equally effective, with a 50% reduction in invasive breast cancer as compared to placebo. However, only tamoxifen reduced the rate of carcinoma in situ (dcis, lcis). ...Read more
After taking evista (raloxifene) for 5 years for osteoperosis, breast cancer developed. Is femara the best choice now?
Should a 69 year old lady with heart trouble be taking the drug called evista (raloxifene) for bone loss if she is also on an aspirin regime?
No, but qualified: Should not be a problem is she has no history of thromboembolic complications. ...Read more
I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate. Is evista (raloxifene) a safer med or are they similar?
Evista (raloxifene) is safe: Evista is a good medicine to prevent osteoporosis. Since you already have osteoporisis, for you the best medicine would be one of the bisphosphonates (there are several to choose from). Examaples include zoledronic acid (zoedronate), Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate). ...Read more