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Treat and Prevent Thinning Of Bones In Women

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.

What are the uses of Evista (Generic Raloxifene)?

Evista can treat and prevent:

How does Evista works?

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.

What is the dosage of Evista?

Your dose depends on:

  1. the strength of medicine
  2. the number of dose you take each day
  3. the length of time
  4. your medical condition
  • Treating and preventing bone loss

-The recommended dose is 60 mg a day with or without meal.

  • Preventing Invasive breast cancer
  • The recommended dose is 60 mg a day with or without meal.

How to take Evista?

  • Follow your doctor’s prescription.
  • Take the medication by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Get enough vitamin D and calcium on your diet.
  • Do not miss a dose to get the most benefits.
  • Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

What are the precautions in taking Evista?

  • Do not take this medication if you are allergic to it.
  • Do not take this drug if you’re pregnant.
  • You shouldn’t take this if you have a history of blood clotting.
  • Tell your doctor if you have:
    • Heart disease
    • Your cholesterol level is high
    • Kidney and liver disease
    • Cancer
  • Do not use this before menopause.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Do not take aspirin while taking this medication.
  • Do not change your dose without telling your doctor.

Costs of Evista vs. Generic Brand Raloxifene

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.

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