raloxifene, Evista (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Raloxifene is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of raloxifene are:

Raloxifene may increase blood triglyceride levels in some individuals Raloxifene increases the risk of blood clots, including stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung). The greatest increase in risk occurs during the first 4 months of use. Patients taking raloxifene should avoid prolonged periods of restricted movement during travel when blood clots are more prone to occur. Patients should move around periodically during long trips.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/30/2015

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