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Evista Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is raloxifene (Evista)?
- What are the possible side effects of raloxifene (Evista)?
- What is the most important information I should know about raloxifene (Evista)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking raloxifene (Evista)?
- How should I take raloxifene (Evista)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Evista)?
- What happens if I overdose (Evista)?
- What should I avoid while taking raloxifene (Evista)?
- What other drugs will affect raloxifene (Evista)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Evista)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Evista)?
Seek medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include leg cramps and dizziness.
What should I avoid while taking raloxifene (Evista)?
If you take calcium supplements, do not take more than your doctor has prescribed. Taking more calcium than recommended will not provide extra protection for your bones, and may cause serious side effects including kidney stones.
Avoid sitting still for long periods of time during travel while you are taking raloxifene.
What other drugs will affect raloxifene (Evista)?
Before taking raloxifene, talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- cholestyramine (Questran, Prevalite);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); or
- diazepam (Valium);
- diazoxide (Proglycem); or
- birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with raloxifene. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about raloxifene.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Evista Information
- Evista Drug Interactions Center: raloxifene oral
- Evista Side Effects Center
- Evista Overview including Precautions
- Evista FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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