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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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. Read more...

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. Read more...

Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?

Sometimes. Arthralgia is listed as a possible side effect for about 15% of patients taking evista (raloxifene). Read more...
Jaw pain. It is not normal to experience jaw pain on bisphosphonates (bone hardening drugs) and this can be an early warning side of a rare side effect, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). See your prescribing physician immediately and he/she may order a CT scan of your jaw. Read more...

I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate. Is evista (raloxifene) a safer med or are they similar?

Evista (raloxifene) is safe . Evista is a good medicine to prevent osteoporosis. Since you already have osteoporisis , for you the best medicine would be one of the bisphosphonates(there are several to choose from). Examaples include zoledronic acid(zoedronate), Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate). Read more...

Why are prolia and raloxifene considered by some to be better alternatives to the other treatments for osteoporosis and are the side effects common?

Alternatives. They are bisphosophonate alternatives. These (boniva, fosamax) are the most common medications prescribed for osteoporosis data. Fracture data is excellent but they are difficult to monitor in the sense that they do not actually increase the density of bone. Bisphosophates bind to bone matrix and strengthen it. The side effects (atypical fracture, reflux, kidney issues), can create concern . Read more...
Raloxifene. For high risk women for brast cancer, Raloxifene has been shown to have protective effect. Read more...

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

Benefits vs risks. Both therapies have definite risks and benefits. Not as familiar with strontium since it's not approved in the us. Check w/your doctor re: your specific needs and indications. Read more...
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...

Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

No. Vitamin k is a clotting cofactor and would not prevent any kind of clotting. In fact, people vitamin k deficiency have difficulty clotting. Read more...
No. Vitamin k is a coenzyme in the liver that is involved in production of clotting factors ii, vii, ix and x as well as protein c and s. These are all involved in pro-coagulatory processes except for protein c and s. Read more...

Having pain on right ribs. Is this the side effect of forteo shot I'm taking? I'm taking forteo for osteoporosis. Was taking evista but no longer working. Broke a couple of ribs on the right side on two separate occassions earlier this year. My doctor

I . I am not sure if this is from the forteo. It can cause joint pain, however I am not sure about rib pain. If the x-rays are negative and the drug is likely not the cause, then you will need further work up; possibly a ct scan of the area looking for a cause for your pain. Is the pain burning and tingling in nature or is it dull? The former may point to nerve pain as the problem. If so there are multiple medications that your doctor can prescribe that will help with this type of pain. Please see your doctor again for further work up, good luck. Read more...
Possible. Muscle spasms can be side effect of Forteo but if you broke ribs pain is more likely from that. Broken ribs take a long time to heal and pain may persist for months. Read more...