User Reviews for Raloxifene to treat Osteoporosis
Brand names: Evista
Raloxifene has an average rating of 4.6 out of 10 from a total of 13 reviews for the treatment of Osteoporosis. 31% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 54% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Raloxifene
Evista (raloxifene) "Took Evista for slightly more than 1 year. Tolerated it well with no side effects. Developed a vaginal polyp while on this med. Was taking this medication for osteoporosis, however... there was NO improvement in my bone density at all. Nothing. For those of you at cancer risk taking this drug, beware! Look it up on the internet and you'll find an article stating: "A US judge has ruled that Eli Lilly has been unlawfully promoting its osteoporosis treatment Evista (raloxifene) by claiming that it has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and has ordered the company to stop making any further promotional claims of that nature. ""
Evista (raloxifene) "I have been taking Evista for 14 months for osteopenia. After 12 months on the drug I took a new bone density that showed a mild improvement of 1.8 percent. However, when my doctor took another density test farther up my spine away from lumbar region the results were not good. He believes the bone density reading to be false. He wants me to change to Prolia .. but because of the toxicity and hair loss.. I’m too afraid with my compromised immune system and CFID’s disease."
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Evista (raloxifene) "I have been taking Evista since 1983 and have had no side effects, now I took my bone density test and now I will need different medication or a shot. I am not looking forward to shots so will have to try different medication and not looking forward to possible side effects, but no longer at 72 yrs old can I take evista according to my doctor due to the effect it could now have to my female organs from what the Dr said"
"Raloxifene caused excruciating leg cramps, usually at night, in my calves. As the months passed the pains increased. I finally realized it was a side effect of Raloxifene and within a day or two of discontinuing it, the cramping stopped."
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"My doctor nagged me into taking this for osteoporosis. After two weeks on this, I had a constant runny nose/sneezing/coughing, and constant GERD. Medications would not relieve either of these conditions. I didn't realize they were related to the medication, and was getting ready to make an appointment with a gastro doc, and thought to check and see if the heartburn might be caused by the osteoporosis drug. Sure enough, it is one of the side effects, so is sinusitis and coughing. I can't go through my life like this, blowing my nose constantly and feeling like my insides are burning up. I stopped the drug, and the symptoms disappeared within 48 hours. I messaged the doctor and let her know about it. All she had to say was "sorry that happened, I'm glad you're feeling better." I'll be relying on Vitamin D, Calcium and boron to keep my bones strong from here on out."
Evista (raloxifene) "I took Evista for years only to find out it had not helped at all. My osteoporosis was very bad. Took 2 injections of Reclast. Six months ago, my doctor told me that if I fell, I could easily break my back. He has me on Fosomax now."
"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."
"Patient beware. The promises that this drug will improve osteoporosis and prevent fractures are false. Raloxifene did nothing for my osteoporosis. Others say the same. Read the reviews. Many have had no improvement at all, and many have had bone loss while on this drug. I was extremely careful to get enough calcium, vitamin D and K, etc."
"Doctors will tell you that there's a "side advantage of breast cancer protection" while using Evista. This is FALSE information. Search the internet for: Evista False Claims. You'll find that the manufacturer of Evista was ordered to stop these false claims. A US judge has ruled that Eli Lilly has been unlawfully promoting its osteoporosis treatment Evista (raloxifene)... Lilly's sales representatives had falsely told doctors that Evista could prevent breast cancer." Sad but true!"
Evista (raloxifene) "I was on Evista for several years in the 80's and 90's. After several years, my bone density was normal. I went off the Evista and all bone density tests have been normal since."
Evista (raloxifene) "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."
Evista (raloxifene) "Totally eliminated all menopause symptoms in 24 hours. I had to change bedding at least once a day. I was a mess. This eliminated the chills,msweats and brain fog. It was my magic bullet."
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Evista (raloxifene) "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."