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Is Evista A Bisphosphonate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What to do if I'm a patient suffering from osteoporosis. I read in newspaper that bisphosphonate is effective?
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
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
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
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?
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
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: 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