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Evista is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, as well as to reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, whether they have osteoporosis or not. It works by binding to estrogen receptors in the breast and by increasing bone mineral density. Evista comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. Side effects include hot flashes, joint pain, and flu-like symptoms.
What Is Evista?Evista® (raloxifene hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for the following uses:
- Preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Reducing the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
- Reducing the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are at high risk for it.