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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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...

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...