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Is evista (raloxifene) commonly used for osteoporosis, or are there dangerous side effects?

Is evista (raloxifene) commonly used for osteoporosis, or are there dangerous side effects?

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

Dr. Jacob Udell
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Raloxifene (Definition)

The medication is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (serm). The medication is used in menopausal patients to address the issue of osteoporosis or brittle bones. It also is used for invasive ...Read more


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Does evista (raloxifene) have adverse side effects if a person takes it more than 5 years?

Does evista (raloxifene) have adverse side effects if a person takes it more than 5 years?

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

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Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

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

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Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?

Bone density in hips severe, take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol, mother stroke at 77. Dr. Recommends Evista, so many scary side effects. Yes or no?

I LIke: Evista (raloxifene). It has good bone density help and has reduced breast cancer effects as well. My patients don't complain of many side effects. It is my favorite non hormonal choice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?

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 more

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What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

What are the side effects / long term effects of sedation in a 3 yo kid?

Depends on the med: Sedation in a 3yo is generally well tolerated when used in the basically healthy child. The term sedation has a variable meaning, with a bit of benedryl making some groggy to the gas anesthesia that puts them in deep sedation. Side effects depend on the med & how fast it leaves their system. ...Read more

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What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

What do most people know and/or think about the repercussions, side effects, long term of breast augmentation?

Long term: Most women are very happy after breast augmentation. Breast implants are long term devices that may have to be replaced in time. The breasts will change over time with or without an implant. 10% of women are troubled by capsular contracture, or hardening of the scar tissue around the implant. Rippling or implant visibility. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-augmentation/index. Html. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: Important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term herniation?

What are the side effects of long term herniation?

Tell us more: Are you talking about herniated discs in the back or are you talking about abdominal and groin hernias? ...Read more

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Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Is there long term side effects to a levothyroxcin overdose?

Yes, if the: Affected end organs suffer damage. But this is rare. Serum half life of thyroid hormone is 2 weeks, so it will take some time before your levels return to normal. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of the recreational drugs

Depends: The answer depends completely on which drugs, in what quantity, in which combination, for how long. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

What are the long-term side effects of rosacea?

Scarring: Broken blood vessels thickening of the skin and swelling of the skin on the nose with formation of scar tissue are signs of advanced rosacea. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of surgery?

What are the long term side effects of surgery?

Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc. ...Read more

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What are long term & permenant side effects of trileptal?

Trileptal: Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/trileptal. Html for more info on oxcarbazepine (Trileptal). ...Read more

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What are the long term segative side effects of methadone?

What are the long term segative side effects of methadone?

Many: I personally do not use Methadone as I feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are long term side effects of vicoden?

Could you tell me what are long term side effects of vicoden?

Same as heroin but: No track marks or skin abcesses. Just as hard if not impossible to get off of. Brain changes that take years to heal. Liver disease from the boat loads of tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects to taking zertec everyday?

Are there any long term side effects to taking zertec everyday?

No: Short-term side-effects: sedation, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating in older individuals.
Long-term side-effects: none. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of warfarin?

Long term side effects of warfarin?

Warfarin side effect: There are no real long term side affects. Regulating the level of the drug carefully in concert with your doctor maximizes the possibility of avoiding bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: Any medicine will have side effect.
some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work
beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for.
of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man, if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of neurotin in high doses or long term?

What are the side effects of neurotin in high doses or long term?

Sedation: Other than sedation this is a pretty benign medication. Gradual titration of the dose allows for one to tolerate fairly high doses. There are minimal if any drug interactions. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

What are the long term side effects of lisinopril?

Overall safe: Most common is a nuisance cough. Most serious is swelling of lips and throat which can cause breathing difficulties. Rash can occur. There may be a worsening of kidney function rarely if you have blockage in blood vessels to both kidneys. Sometimes it can also cause high potassium. Overall it is a safe, inexpensive and very useful medicine! ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of taking oxycodone?

What are the long term side effects of taking oxycodone?

Addiction, mostly: The major side effects of opioids are constipation (which can be severe), increased sweating, weight gain, edema and hormonal changes, including reduction of testosterone and estrogen levels. These are usually dose related and are rarely seen at low doses, although it is possible. Physical dependency, which almost everyone gets if they take it in reg. Doses long enough, and addiction are issues. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of taking omeprazole?

What are the long-term side effects of taking omeprazole?

PPI's: Generally PPIs are relatively safe. Short term they have very few side effects. Long-term there are some concerns over kidney, electrolytes, and possible pneumonia risks. Talk to your doctor to manage this. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Evista (Definition)

Evista is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more