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Is evista (raloxifene) a biphosphinate?

Is evista (raloxifene) a biphosphinate?

Thanks for asking!: Evista (raloxifene. Hcl) is not a bisphosphonate. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) with a different drug action as compared to bisphosphonates. ...Read more

Bisphosphonate (Definition)

Bisphosphonate are a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone mass.They are used to treat osteoporosis and related bone metabolic diseases such as paget's disiease.The more used ones are:actonel, fosamax, dridronel, reclast, (zoledronic acid) Boniva and zometa.They can be taken either daily, once a week, once a month and in persons having problem taking it orally ther is an ...Read more


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Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates?

Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates?

Not always: Bisphosphonates are one class of medications that can used to treat osteoporosis. But there other medication including hormones that can be used. ...Read more

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What are bisphosphonates mostly used to treat?

Osteopenia: Used to replenish bone in people diagnosed with osteopenia, which leads to fragility fractures. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

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

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Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates?

Can intravenous infusion zoledronic acid replace oral bisphosphonates?

Yes: Depending on the indication, zoledronic acid can be given as a single intravenous infusion once a year to replace your intake of oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. ...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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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

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Can evista (raloxifene) cause dizziness? Is it common for evista (raloxifene) to cause extreme dizziness? .

Can evista (raloxifene) cause dizziness? Is it common for evista (raloxifene) to cause extreme dizziness?
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Speak to your doctor: I recommend you call your doctor and get evaluated in person. Dizziness is a serious symptom that can be caused by a number of problems. ...Read more

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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)? .

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)?
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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

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Are there any homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? I believe in homeopathic medicine. Are there any promising homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? .

Are there any homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? I believe in homeopathic medicine.  Are there any promising homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)?
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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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What is the definition or description of: bisphosphonate?

What is the definition or description of: bisphosphonate?

To treat osteoporosi: Bisphosphonate are a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone mass. They are used to treat osteoporosis and related bone metabolic diseases such as paget's disiease. The more used ones are:actonel, fosamax, dridronel, reclast, (zoledronic acid) Boniva and zometa. They can be taken either daily, once a week, once a month and in persons having problem taking it orally ther is an inyectable form as well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between oral and IV bisphosphonates?

What are the differences between oral and IV bisphosphonates?

Dosing Method: They are the same class of medications and have the same effect on the bones. The IV will cause less GI irritation the orals. There is also a cost difference. ...Read more

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What are bisphosphonates side effects?

What are bisphosphonates side effects?

Heartburn and: Irritation of the tube that connects the throat to the stomach (esophagus), if you are taking bisphosphonate pills. These side effects can usually be avoided by following instructions for taking your medicine. Headache; constipation, diarrhea, and passing gas; and muscle and joint pain, if you are taking intravenous (IV) bisphosphonate shots. There are more serious side effect but very common. ...Read more

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Is bisphosphonate is effective for osteoporosis?

Is bisphosphonate is effective for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications (the bisphosphonates) when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: evista (raloxifene)?

Please describe the medication: evista (raloxifene)?

Women's health: E vista (raloxifene) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator used for osteoporosis and breast cancer prevention.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/raloxifene. ...Read more

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Can evista (raloxifene) cure osteoporosis?

There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some 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

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How does smoking affect the taking of evista (raloxifene)?

Usually not.: However, Evista (raloxifene) is associated with phlebitis because it, like oral estrogen, elevates serum fibrinogen. As they say, smoking potentiates the thrombotic complications of estrogen, and I suspect Evista (raloxifene) too. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't treatment with bisphosphonates exceed 6 months at a stretch for paget's disease?

Why shouldn't treatment with bisphosphonates exceed 6 months at a stretch for paget's disease?

paget's disease is: A chronic, ongoing illness of bone formation and destruction. To combat the erosion of bone, bisphosphonate should be taken on continuous basis. The illness is not curable but treatable to some extent ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a patient suffering from osteoporosis. I read in newspaper that bisphosphonate is effective but is it som?

What to do if I'm a patient suffering from osteoporosis. I read in newspaper that bisphosphonate is effective but is it som?

Partially effective: Biphosphonates usually prevent further osteoporosis but do not build new bone like PTH like drugs (Forteo) but you also need calcium and vit D as well as good nutrition and exercise to increase bone strength. So just bisphosphonates by themselves are not the cure all ...Read more

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Is there a global standard of care related to oopherectomy/arimidex re bisphosphonates for rapid secondary severe osteoporosis?

The standard is to : Treat but there are a variety of treatment options that need to be customized to the individual based on their medical status and as to what is available locally for that individual. ...Read more

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For how many years is there an increased risk of ONJ after 100 mg x 4 infusions (over 10 days) of a bisphosphonate (Neridronate or similar)?

It is low: I do not have a specific number for you, your case, and your medication but the chance of it occurring is very low. And part depends on why you were taking it. It also depends on whether we're going to have other infusions. It also occurs over the amount of time you have the infusions. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bone loss: There are a variety of risk factor for bone loss including ethnicity, lighter skin color, use of steroids, early hysterectomy etc. I used to do dexa's in my office and had quite a few women in their 40s with osteopenia. ...Read more

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Is esophageal perforation due to bisphosphonates?

Is esophageal perforation due to bisphosphonates?

Can be: Bisphosphonates are one of the medicines that can erode the esophageal lining if in contact for a while. That is why the directions say to take it with food or water and stay upright (sitting up or standing) for at least 30 minutes after. Two other common medications that can do this too are calcium tablets and doxycycline. ...Read more

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How does evista (raloxifene) increase bone density?

How does evista (raloxifene) increase bone density?

Lowering bone loss: Bone is constantly being broken down for repair and being rebuilt. Evista, (raloxifene) which in bone is similar to estrogen, slows down the cells that breakdown bone, the formation or rebuilding continues so that the density increases. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take evista (raloxifene) and estradiol?

Is it safe to take evista (raloxifene) and estradiol?

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

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What are some alternative treatments for evista (raloxifene)?

What are some alternative treatments for evista (raloxifene)?

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

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Could you take the drug evista (raloxifene) and have lidocaine injected for surgery?

Yes: Evista (raloxifene) is an oral estrogen receptor modulator and is used for prevention of bone loss in postmenopausal women while Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and thus it can safely be used in patients on evista (raloxifene). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take evista (raloxifene) after five years of tamoxifen and five years of aromasin?

Is it safe to take evista (raloxifene) after five years of tamoxifen and five years of aromasin?

Maybe..continued: 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

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