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Dr. Jacob Udell
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Raloxifene (Overview)

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 breast cancer risk reduction.


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What is raloxifene for?

What is raloxifene for?

Osteoporosis: Raloxifene (evista), along with decreasing breast cancer risk, is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jacob Udell
139 doctors shared insights

Raloxifene (Overview)

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 breast cancer risk reduction.


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Please describe the medication: raloxifene?

Please describe the medication: raloxifene?

Raloxifene: 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 breast cancer risk reduction. ...Read more

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What is raloxifene used for other than cancer?

What is raloxifene used for other than cancer?

Menopause: Raoxifene's first role was as an "estrogen receptor modulator, " meaning that it slows estrogen down in some tissues (uterus, breast) and enhances it in others (bones). Doctors prescribed it to slow osteoporosis, and its breast cancer reducing properties were discovered serendipitously. ...Read more

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Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment between raloxifene and strontium ranelate or are they equal in similar side effects?

Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment between raloxifene and strontium ranelate or are they equal in similar side effects?

Unknown comparison: Raloxifene is a medication that has effects similar to estrogen on the bone. Strontium ranelate is an organic form of the element strontium. It has effects on bone that are different than raloxifene. It is not approved for use in the us but is available in europe. There are no comparative studies between the two drugs. Both have different potential side effects. You need to talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What is raloxifene for?

Osteoporosis: Raloxifene (evista), along with decreasing breast cancer risk, is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: raloxifene?

Raloxifene: 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 breast cancer risk reduction. ...Read more

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What tests are required for taking raloxifene?

Bone density, risk?: The primary indications for Raloxifene are for bone strength/density which is assessed via a bone densitometry study. The other role is for breast cancer chemoprevention with requires risk assessment by one of several models such as the gail model. The risk level used in the primary trial was a 5 year risk of >1.67%. ...Read more

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Does raloxifene lower ldl?

Does raloxifene lower ldl?

Like estrogen: Raloxifene (evista), along with decreasing breast cancer risk and treating osteoporosis, appears to lower LDL by binding to estrogen receptors and effecting lower LDL similar to estrogen. ...Read more

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What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

What's the cost of tamoxifen or raloxifene?

I know tamoxifen is : Very cheap; I do not know raloxifene's cost, but it is less likley to cause bony demineralization, but is not as "tested" as tamoxifen as an anti-estrogen. ...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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How does raloxifene help cholesterol; I heard it does?

Unknown: Raloxifene affects LDL and total cholesterol in a fashion similar to estrogen. Unlike estrogen HDL is unaffected. The precise mechanism is not known at this time. It is not related to sequestration and elminination of cholesterol in bile. ...Read more

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I stopped taking evista (raloxifene) after taking it for 10 years?

.?: I'm not sure what you are asking but i recommend you discuss this with your physician/oncologist. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Evista (Definition)

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