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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
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.
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.
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.
Can evista (raloxifene) cause dizziness? Is it common for evista (raloxifene) to cause extreme dizziness? .
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 the orals. There is also a cost difference.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
What to do if I'm a patient suffering from osteoporosis. I read in newspaper that bisphosphonate is effective?
Yes: There are multiple types of drugs to treat osteoporosis but yes, bisphosphonates are the most widely used drugs.