What is Evista
Evista is a medicament that affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body and reduces loss of bone tissue.
Side effects of Evista
You should inform your doctor immediately if you have noticed such serious side effects as:
- sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body
- sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech or balance
- chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, fast heart rate
- pain or swelling in one or both legs
- swelling in your hands or feet
- fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, flu symptoms
- unusual vaginal bleeding
- breast pain, tenderness or lump
- pain or burning when you urinate
- severe pain in your lower back
- ncreased sweating
- nausea, vomiting
- runny or stuffy nose
Evista is used to treat osteoporosis and prevent the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women whether they have osteoporosis or not. This medicine works by binding to estrogen receptors in the breast and by increasing bone mineral density.
Using Evista is not recommended if you have:
- an allergic reaction to raloxifene
- coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis)
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- liver or kidney disease
- a history of stroke or TIA ("mini-stroke")
- high triglycerides
- not gone through menopause
Evista comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day, with or without food at the same time.
Evista Dosing for Osteoporosis or Breast Cancer is 60 mg once daily. It is important that you get enough calcium and vitamin D. Typically, most postmenopausal women need 1500 mg of calcium per day (divided into three smaller doses) and 400 to 800 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day. Some women (such as the elderly or chronically ill) may need even more vitamin D.