ACT Raloxifene; Apo-Raloxifene; Evista; PMS-Raloxifene; Teva-Raloxifene
- This drug may raise the chance of blood clots. Do not take this drug if you have a blood clot or have had blood clots in the past. Talk with your doctor.
- This drug may raise the chance of dying from stroke in women who have heart disease or are at risk for heart disease. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to put off soft, brittle bones (osteoporosis) in women after change of life.
- It is used to treat soft, brittle bones (osteoporosis) in women after change of life.
- It is used to help prevent breast cancer in women after the change of life who have soft, brittle bones (osteoporosis) or those with more of a chance of getting breast cancer.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to raloxifene or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Cholestyramine, colestipol, or estrogen.
- If you are premenopausal, talk with doctor.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have a bone density test. Talk with your doctor.
- Limit your drinking of alcohol.
- Talk with your doctor if you will need to be still for long periods of time like long trips, bed rest after surgery, or illness. Not moving for long periods may raise your chance of blood clots.
- If you are traveling, do not stay still for long periods of time. Get up and move around as much as you can.
- This drug works best when used with calcium/vitamin D and weight-bearing workouts like walking or PT (physical therapy).
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Shortness of breath.
- Coughing up blood.
- Swelling, warmth, numbness, change of color, or pain in a leg or arm.
- Change in eyesight.
- A lump in the breast, breast soreness, or nipple discharge.
- Breast pain.
- Enlarged breasts.
- Vaginal bleeding that is not normal.
- Flu-like signs.
- Hot flashes.
- Joint pain.
- Leg cramps.
- Sweating a lot.
- Take as you have been told, even if you feel well.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take with or without food.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call
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