Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat bone loss (osteoporosis) in women after menopause. Maintaining strong bones by slowing bone loss helps to reduce the risk of fractures. Raloxifene may also lower the chance of getting a certain type of breast cancer (invasive) in women after menopause. This drug is different from hormones (including estrogens and progestins). It works by acting like estrogen (as a selective estrogen receptor modulator or SERM) in some parts of the body. Raloxifene helps to preserve bone mass, but it does not affect the breast and uterus like estrogen or relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. This medication is not recommended for use in women before menopause. It should not be used in children. This medication should not be used to prevent heart disease.Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer), to treat breast cancer in certain patients after surgery and radiation therapy, and to reduce the chances of breast cancer in high-risk patients.
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SandraD | 12.11.13
I have symptom since I started Evista - leg/foot cramps, fatigue, insomnia and interrupted sleep, but did not fit them together till I read the side effects that some had in the tests. I will stop taking it according to my doctors recommendations.
guest | 17.08.13
I have been taking Evista since January 2013. I have gained weight and the past two months have experienced a tingling sensation in my fingers. Has anyone else had this feeling? Sometimes my upper right arm hurts along with my fingers. I was on Boniva IV for 2 years and my bone density in lower spine decreased. This is the reason my dr. told me to take Evista. Also, for many years took Foxamax and that didn't help. Maybe just taking extra calcium will help.
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blessedteacher | 13.06.13
I had a Stage 1 tumor. Only had to have lumpectomy, sentinel node, and 33 radiation treatments. I have been on Tamoxifen since March of 2011. Being of menopausal age, the night sweats I had previously became much worse. My oncologist recommended Effexor, which has helped with moods. However, I get up each morning achy, with pain in my knees and legs,sometimes my hands. Physically, I feel worse tha ...
Pam | 07.06.13
Started taking it 2 months after my bi lateral masectomy and 13 lymph nodes removal...Starting voimitng or feeling like I had to every morning...Once i vomit I felt immediately better..I could of handle that...It was the severe depression that made me go off the drug..Hard to function on a daily routine....My Va jj felt like a raisin..forget about feeling sexy or even the desire was difficult to f ...
Grace | 24.05.13
After being diagnosed with stage one ductal carcinoma of the breast last June, I proceeded to radiation therapyThe lesion was small 6mm, and no lymph node involvement.They put me on a total Estrogen blocker, which I could not tolerate.Then in Dec.2012 I was put on Tamoxifen.I was totally miserable and wiped out.Prior to treatment I had been positive and so grateful my cancer had been cau ...
guest | 01.04.13
I've had some hot flashes,however it's the irregular periods, which are very heavy, which are caused by a thick lining forming on my uterus, which is giving me a hard time. I have also experienced some blood clotting.
linda lou | 06.03.13
6 months of this drug gave me severe depression. I had to get off drug because of the negative depresssion. See DR in 3 wks; it did not agree with me.