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Evista Side Effects
Perhaps: Evista 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
Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?
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
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
Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista for osteoporosis?
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
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