Evista is an oral prescription drug. It can treat and prevent the thinning of bones in women. It is a hormone therapy that works like an estrogen. It can stop bone loss after menopausal period in woman.
You can use this drug too if you are at high risk for breast cancer. However, it will not totally take away your risk from getting breast cancer. The generic name of Evista is Raloxifene.
Evista can treat and prevent:
Evista is an oral selective estrogen receptor modulator. It acts like an estrogen to your bones and as an estrogen blocker to your breast and uterus.
During menopausal period, your estrogen level decreases. As this happens, your bone strength also decreases which leads to bone loss. This medication works by slowing down the rate of your bone loss. At the same time, it keeps your bone strong and less likely to break. It also works by blocking the estrogen in your breast. Estrogen can increase the growth of cancer cells in your breast.
Your dose depends on:
-The recommended dose is 60 mg a day with or without meal.
The generic brand Raloxifene is cheaper than the brand name Evista. Raloxifene 60 mg costs $0.83 per unit price or $25.00 for 30 pills. While the branded Evista 60 mg costs $7.00 per unit price or $209.90 for 30 pills.