Evista (Raloxifene)

Strength(s): 60 mg

Active Ingredient: Raloxifene

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Description

Evista is a medication used by women in the prevention and treatment of bone loss (osteoporosis) after menopause. This medication slows down bone loss and keeps bones strong and healthy. Also, Evista may lower the risk of getting a certain type of breast cancer after menopause (invasive breast cancer). Evista belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen modulators (SERMs).

Evista is not an estrogen hormone. However, in some parts of the body like the bones, it acts like estrogen. In other parts of the body such as the uterus and breasts, Evista acts as an estrogen blocker. This medication does not relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. Also, this medication should not be used before menopause.

Precautions

Before taking Evista, make sure to inform your doctor if you are allergic to it. Also, discuss with your doctor any other allergies you may have toward medication, food and other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that may lead to an allergic reaction or other problems. For more details, talk to your pharmacist.

Before taking this medication, discuss with your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially in the case of blood clots, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke, irregular heartbeat, liver disease, kidney disease, smoking, cancer, heart failure and triglyceride (high blood fat) as a result of estrogen treatment.

Inform your doctor if you are planning on having or just had surgery or will be confined to a chair or bed for a long period of time (like on a long plane flight). These scenarios increase the risk of blood clots, especially when taking Evista. To avoid this, stop this medication or take precautions.

During pregnancy, this medication should not be used at all. It may cause harm to the unborn baby. If you get pregnant when taking this medication, inform your doctor right away. It is still not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding while taking this drug.

How to take Evista

This medication should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Take the prescribed amount of the drug. Do not increase or decrease your dose without first consulting your doctor. Evista may be taken with or without food. For easy remembrance, this medication should be taken at the same time every day.

In the case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose entirely to avoid double-dosing. In the case of an overdose, seek emergency medical attention.

What to Avoid

Do not take more calcium supplements than prescribed by the doctor. Doing so will not provide more protection for your bones but will cause serious side effects. While taking Evista, avoid sitting still for very long. This medicine can pass into body fluids and thus caregivers should always wear rubber gloves when cleaning up a patient’s body fluid.

Side effects

Hot flashes or leg cramps may occur while taking this medication. If these worsen or persist, inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Serious side effects of this medication include coughing up blood, trouble breathing, chest pain, signs of a blood clot, redness/sudden pain/swelling/warmth in the arm or leg, blurred vision, signs of a stroke. If you experience any of these, seek medical help immediately.

Availability

You can now buy cheap Evista with your prescription in any online pharmacy. All you have to do is visit a pharmacy and order Evista online. It will be delivered to the destination of your choosing. By settling for an online pharmacy, you are able to enjoy cheap and discounted prices while also getting the assurance of genuine and high-quality medication.