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What is raloxifene used for other than cancer?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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