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Evista Raloxifene Side Effects
Pretty serious: Long term side effects include: various cancers - especially uterine may be more likely. Blood clots in veins and lungs, cataracts, dementia, loss of libido. A long list of proximal side effects can also be quite serious. Get information from your doctor or pharmacist and tell them of any unusual experiences immediately. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several possible: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/therapy/tamoxifen the known, serious side effects of tamoxifen are blood clots, strokes, uterine cancer, and cataracts. Other side effects include menopause-like symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, joint pain, and leg cramps. But, the benefits of tamoxifen as a treatment for breast cancer are firmly established and far outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart as measured by a muga test. This decrease in heart function is reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arimidex (anastrozole): Some common adverse effects (compiled from multiple sources) are; flushing, hot flashes (12-36%), fatigue (19%), mood changes (19%), weakness (16-19%), nausea/vomiting (11-19%), headache (9-13%). Go here to find more information: http://www.Arimidex.Com/index.Aspx. ...Read more
many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more
Heart failure: About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: That is statistically different from placebo, though everything under the sun has been reported it is hard to link it to the drug. The one side effect that is different by about2% is infection, do I would not give it to a compromised person or one who had an acting infection. The debate ove osteonecrosis of the jaw continues on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elavil (amitriptyline) Side Effects: Elavil (generic name amitriptyline), belongs to a class known as tricyclic antidepressants based upon the structure of the molecule. Common side effects: constipation, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, and tiredness. Severe side effects: allergic reactions, irregular heartbeat, seizures, suicidal thoughts, agitation, and anxiety. This is only a partial list. Your md should have more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Hot flashes, hair loss, joint/bone/muscle pain, tiredness, unusual sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping may occur .This medication may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such a heart attack or stroke). If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly mild: The side effects of bupropion are fairly mild. Most common are a bit of dry mouth, blurry vision or constipation. You may get a little anxious early on. These mostly go away within 2-3 weeks. In high doses, it can cause seizures, though this is fairly rare (i haven't seen a case in 20+ years of prescribing it). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally none.: Guyabano also known as soursop is a plant found in the caribbean. It contains the compound annonacin contained in the seeds of soursop that is a neurotoxin and it seems to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disease. The only way to get the disease is to consume large amounts of the seeds. ...Read more
Mostly GI: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects include: •upset stomach, mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation; •mild heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, gas; •dizziness, headache, drowsiness; •sweating; or •ringing in your ears. ...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
Why are prolia and raloxifene considered by some to be better alternatives to the other treatments for osteoporosis and are the side effects common?
Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?
Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its ability to do so appears weaker than bisphosphanate products, teriparitide (forteo) of prolia. The other products you mentioned are not fda approved bone building products. Strontium is not available in the us as an anti-osteoporotic agent. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?
Jaw pain: It is not normal to experience jaw pain on bisphosphonates (bone hardening drugs) and this can be an early warning side of a rare side effect, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). See your prescribing physician immediately and he/she may order a CT scan of your jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
.?: 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
Can evista (raloxifene) cause dizziness? Is it common for evista (raloxifene) to cause extreme dizziness?
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?
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
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