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Evista Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Evista® is used to reduces the amount of calcium that lost from bones. It also helps to prevent bone loss. Evista is prescribed to treat and prevent osteoporosis, the brittle-bone disease that strikes some women after menopause.

Evista Dosage

The usual dosage is one 60-milligram tablet and you should be taken once a day.

Uses of Evista

  • Raloxifene is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
  • It may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Evista

Before taken Evista medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Evista. Side effects may include:

  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Muscle ache

Warnings and precautions before taking Evista:

  • If you have congestive heart failure, a liver condition, or cancer, then you should use Evista with caution.
  • If you are able to become pregnant, then you should be stopped taking medicine immediately.
  • You should tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products including anticoagulants such as warfarin, cholestyramine, diazepam, diazoxide, and estrogen.
  • If you are having surgery such as dental surgery, then you should tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking Evista with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Evista with the following:

  • Cholestyramine
  • Diazepam
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Warfarin
Overdose

Symptoms of a raloxifene overdose are not known. But after taken Evista if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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