User Reviews for Raloxifene
Also known as: Evista
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|Breast Cancer, Prevention||1 review||1 medications|
|Osteoporosis||3 reviews||154 medications|
|Prevention of Osteoporosis||2 reviews||15 medications|
|Summary of Raloxifene reviews||6.9||6 reviews|
Reviews for Raloxifene
For Osteoporosis: "I was on Evista for 2 years a few years ago and had improvement of my dexiscan. After being off it for several years, I began it again for osteoporosis and have been back on it for 1 1/2 yrs. My side affects have been hot flashes and some muscle cramps mainly at night. I have not had a dexiscan since I started again."
tresa (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 15, 2018
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For Prevention of Osteoporosis: "I had been taking Evista for osteopenia for about 10 years and then switched to the generic form, Raloxifene. I have been using Raloxifene for 2 years and have experienced no adverse side effects. However, my doctor feels that the risk of stroke and blood clots associated with this drug are significant enough that she wants to switch me to a different medication, such as Boniva. Several of the reviews written about Boniva and its generic form show that the most common side effects are flu-like symptoms and severe muscle pain. I'm hesitant to try a new medication that has such discouraging side effects."
ounceofprevention (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 23, 2017
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Evista (raloxifene) for Prevention of Osteoporosis: "After taking Evista 60 mg. for 5 years for treatment of osteopenia, my recent bone density test, the -04.2 which is osteoporosis. Even though my insurance would not cover it, esp. now that I am on Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem prescription plan,. Evista is on the 5th tier so they do not cover it. I took it in good faith, believing it would strengthen my bones, now osteoporosis. I am 69 years old and was shocked after my Dr. told me. Now, they want me to see an rheumotologist to discuss taking Prolia. (I know nothing about this medication.) How can I trust this will be a good prescription when Evista made the bone loss worse."
Suzanna46 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 2, 2016
31 users found this comment helpful.
Evista (raloxifene) for Osteoporosis: "Very positive response. Side advantage breast cancer protection. Major problem "hot flashes". Self limiting problem side effect. No need for specific dosing instructions such as with biguanides."
thetruthhurts (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 27, 2013
44 users found this comment helpful.
Evista (raloxifene) for Osteoporosis: "Evista was prescribed by my doctor - was on my fourth pill and started experiencing vaginal burning and urinary incontinence. After an examination I was diagnosed with vaginitis and a bladder infection. Went off them immediately."
ProudMari September 2, 2011
83 users found this comment helpful.
Evista (raloxifene) for Breast Cancer, Prevention: "Had hot flashes for the first few months about an hour after I took it, I take it at night with my other medications. I found that I can not drink alcohol. I become very nauseated and throw up. Otherwise I have taken it for almost 3 years without any real problem."
shibumi0202 December 16, 2010
86 users found this comment helpful.
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