Evista (Raloxifene)

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Evista (Raloxifene) Medication Information

Uses

Evista is an estrogen agonist/antagonist used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in women, and reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.

Dosage

The tablets are available in 60 mg strength. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Evista include:

  • Hot flash
  • Leg cramp
  • Flu syndrome
  • Peripheral edema
  • Arthralgia
  • Sweating 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Raloxifene.

Precautions

There is an increased risk of thromboembolism while taking Evista. This includes an increased risk of stroke. 

Raloxifene should not be used in women with a history of heart disease. 

Evista can cause an increase in triglyceride levels, so these should be monitored. 

Interactions

Common drug interactions with Evista include:

  • Cholestyramine
  • Warfarin 
  • Diazepam 
  • Lidocaine 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Raloxifene. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (68-77 ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Women taking Evista should take supplemental calcium if they are taking it for osteoporosis.
  • If you are planning to be immobile for an extended period discontinue Evista 72 hours before. 
  • There is a potential benefit in reducing the risk of breast cancer in women when they take Evista. 

Raloxifene FAQs

How long can you stay on Evista?

Evista has been tested in patients for up to 8 years. 

 

What time of day should I take Evista?

You can take Raloxifene any time of day, it just needs to be taken the same time every day.

 

Does Evista increase bone density?

Yes, Raloxifene works by increasing your bone density.

 

Is Evista a bisphosphonate?

No, Evista is an estrogen agonist/antagonist. 

 

Does Evista cause weight gain?

Raloxifene can cause weight gain as one of its side effects. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Evista {package insert}. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lily and Company; 2007.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2007/022042lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

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.

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