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What are the side effects of raloxifene?
The most common side effects of Evista are:
Other side effects include:
Possible serious side effects include:
Evista may increase blood triglyceride levels in some individuals Evista 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 Evista 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.
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What is the dosage for raloxifene?
The recommended dose of Evista is 60 mg once daily. It can be taken with or without meals.
What else should I know about raloxifene?
What preparations of raloxifene are available?
Tablets: 60 mg.
How should I keep raloxifene stored?
Tablets should be stored between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
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