Evista and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Evista 60mg and/or Equivalents||Act-Raloxifene, Apo-Raloxifene, Evista, Raloxifene|
Raloxifene HCl is a selective estrogen receptor modulator that is marketed as an oral medication under the brand name of Evista. An off-white powdery chemical substance, it is partially soluble in water. Evista is marketed in blister cards with 15 tablets in each card. Each tablet contains 60mg of Raloxifene HCl. Evista tablets should be stored at room temperature in a dry place away from direct sunlight. This drug is commonly used to treat bone conditions in postmenopausal women.
Conditions Treated by Evista
The estrogenic property of Evista affects the formation and breakdown of bones and helps in reducing the loss of bone tissues. This makes it an effective drug in treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. On the other hand the anti-estrogenic properties of this drug have a pronounced effect in reducing the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis. It also helps to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are at a high risk of invasive breast cancer. Evista however is not known to have any effect on any other types of cancer. It cannot be used to treat or prevent the recurrence if you have already suffered from breast cancer.
Evista Dosage Information
a.) Typical Recommended Dosage
Each of the 15 tablets of Evista in a blister card is marked with a day of the week. Therefore, your first tablet should be the one marked with the day on which you start the medication. Thereafter the drug should be taken once in a day and care should be taken that you maintain a regular routine and take it at the same time everyday. When you start with a new blister strip make sure that the day labeled on the tablet matches the actual day you are taking it. This drug can be taken with or without food. Evista is specifically made to treat postmenopausal women only and should not be taken by anyone else.
b.) Missing A Dose
If you miss a dose then you should take a tablet as soon as you can. But if you remember about it only on the next day and at a time that is very close to that of your next dose, don’t try to make up the missed dose. The gap between two doses should not be less than the prescribed gap.
If you take an overdose of Evista you might suffer from dizziness or leg cramps. In such an eventuality take recourse to immediate emergency medical assistance.
You should avoid using Evista if you are allergic to Raloxifene. Although postmenopausal women are normally not expected to get pregnant, Evista is contra-indicated for pregnant women and also those who are breast-feeding infants as this drug could harm the fetus or even a nursing baby.
If you have a history of blood clots in your legs, eyes or lungs then do not take Evista as it will increase the risk of blood clotting. Consult your doctor immediately if after using Evista you have swelling in your legs, hands or feet and also if you have chest pain or pain in the legs, shortness of breathe or vision changes. Evista is not known to increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes but a woman using the drug is more likely to die from a stroke.
Before using Evista, you should inform your doctor extensively about your medical condition. Tell him if you suffer from coronary disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, any heart diseases, kidney or liver ailments, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and breast cancer. Give him the details of any surgeries you have had recently or are likely to have in the near future. Evista should be stopped at least 72 hours prior to a surgery. Let your doctor also know if you have a history of strokes or heart attacks and if you are a smoker.
Evista Side Effects
Common side effects that you could have from using Evista are flu, swelling of limbs, joint pains, leg cramps, sweating and hot flashes. In some instances patients have reported allergic reactions like hives, swelling of the face, limbs, throat or tongue. These incidences should be treated immediately. In rare cases Evista has caused sudden headaches, vision changes, speech problems, chest pains, breathing problems, irregular heart rate and even numbness on one side of the body. These are extreme cases that require immediate medical attention.
Possible Drug Interactions With Evista
People suffering from osteoporosis normally take calcium supplements but if you use Evista then be very careful to take your doctor’s advice as calcium supplements could cause serious problems like kidney stones.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This is not a complete list of all medications that may interact with Evista. Please notify all of your health care providers about the prescription and over-the-counter medications you currently take. This should include a complete list of all vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a treatment of a new medicine without properly notifying your primary health care professional or doctor.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.