Evista (Raloxifene)

Evista is used for treating osteoporosis in post menopausal women. It prevents the breakdown of bone tissue and reduces bone loss.

Evista 60 mg

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How it works

Evista is selective oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It mimicks the effect of natural estrogen in the body.

Guidelines for Usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

It may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store

Evista The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Information

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
• You have liver disease, congestive heart failure, cancer, high blood cholesterol levels, history of high blood fat (triglyceride) levels due to estrogen treatment
• You have an active or past history of blood clots (e.g., deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, retinal vein thrombosis). Lack of movement may increase the risk for blood clots. Your doctor will instruct you to stop taking this medication at least 3 days before surgery or during long periods of inactivity (e.g., bedrest).
• If you are supposed to travel for a long time then ensure that you walk or move periodically to keep the blood flowing through your body.

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

Using Alcohol Evista

Evista is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Evista.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

To be Avoided

You must avoid using Evista if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.

Additional Information

A complete physical examination including breast and pelvic examination, and PAP test (for vaginal cancer) and periodic mammograms are recommended.

Any unusual symptoms like vaginal bleeding, breast pain, or lumps should immediately be reported to the doctor.

Periodic lab tests like bone density tests, x-rays, height measurement, blood mineral levels will be prescribed. Please ensure that you do not miss any.

Lifestyle changes that help promote healthy bones include increasing weight-bearing exercise, eating well-balanced meals that contain adequate calcium and vitamin D, stopping smoking, and limiting alcohol.

Information for pregnant women

The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category X.

Never use it during pregnancy.

Some medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own

• Hot flashes, sweating, or leg cramps

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately

• Serious blood clots to form in the legs, lungs, or eyes, leg swelling/pain, trouble breathing, chest pain, vision changes.