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Side effect(s) of Raloxifene

Read the side effects of Raloxifene as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious adverse effects- Deep vein thrombosis (clotting in the deep veins), pulmonary embolus, stroke.

Most Common- Hot flushes, leg cramps, sweating, sleep disorders, peripheral edema, vaginal bleeding; flu-like symptoms, rashes, headache.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, GI disturbances.

Metabolic- Weight gain.

Musculoskeletal- Joint pain, muscle pain, inflammation of joints, tendon disorder.

Central Nervous System- Depression, sleeplessness, dizziness, nerve disease.

Respiratory- Inflammation of respiratory tract, runny nose, increased cough.

Skin- Rash, sweating.

Eye- Inflammation of conjunctiva.

Genitourinary- Urinary tract infection, inflammation of vagina, vaginal bleeding, uterine disorder.

Potentially Fatal- Endometrial carcinoma and thromboembolic events.

Other Precautions : *Take exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.

Drug Name : Raloxifene

Raloxifene(Evista) generic is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) prescribed for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is also used for reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and those at high risk for invasive breast cancer. It decreases bone turnover and increases bone density.
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Trade Names for Raloxifene

International : 

Evista
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