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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? .

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.

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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)? .

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.

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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)? .

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.

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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.

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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 the orals. There is also a cost difference.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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

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