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Evista can be prescribed to help reduce bone loss in woman after menopause. Evista is the brand name for the generic Raloxifene. This medication acts like a estrogen hormone to help maintain bone strength after menopause.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Evista orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Evista at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Evista. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to blood clots, stroke, heart disease, high cholesterol, irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, cancer, high blood far, and smoking. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Evista.
Side effects for Evista are: hot flashes, increased sweating, headache, dizziness, spinning sensation, leg cramps or leg pain, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or runny or stuffy nose.
More serious side effects for Evista are: leg swelling or pain, trouble breathing, chest pain, sudden vision changes, severe headache, weakness on one side of the body, or confusion.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Evista?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: You should not use this medication during pregnancy due to the effect it can have on the unborn baby. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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