Brand Names : Evista
Precautions While Using This Medicine
It is very important that you keep your appointments with your
doctor even if you feel well
Before you have any kind of surgery, tell the medical
doctor in charge that you are using this medicine
. Discuss discontinuing
use of raloxifene 3 days before you think you will have a long period of inactivity,
sitting, or bed rest, such as after having surgery or going on a long trip.
The doctor may have you start the medicine again after you are back on your
feet and fully mobile. If you are going on a trip and stay on raloxifene,
you should walk regularly or move about when possible. Remaining still for
long periods may cause blood clots for some people, and raloxifene may rarely
worsen their condition.
If you are able to become pregnant, stop using the
medicine immediately if you think you have become pregnant and check with
. Raloxifene is recommended for women who are past menopause.
Raloxifene does not act like an estrogen to stimulate the uterus or breast.
If you experience vaginal bleeding, breast pain or enlargement,
or swelling of hands or feet while on raloxifene, you should report it to
Other ways that may be used with raloxifene to help
prevent or treat bone loss are taking calcium plus vitamin D supplements and
getting weight-bearing exercise
. You may want to discuss these options
with your doctor.