Evenity vs. Evista

Are Evenity and Evista the Same Thing?

Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) and Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) are used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

Evista is also used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis or who are otherwise at risk of invasive breast cancer.

Evenity and Evista belong to different drug classes. Evenity is a sclerostin inhibitor and Evista is an estrogen agonist/antagonist.

Side effects of Evenity and Evista that are similar include joint pain and headache.

Side effects of Evenity that are different from Evista include muscle spasms, swelling of extremities, weakness, neck pain, insomnia, and numbness and tingling sensation.

Side effects of Evista that are different from Evenity include hot flashes, increased sweating, dizziness, spinning sensation, leg cramps or leg pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and runny or stuffy nose. Evista may infrequently cause stroke or serious blood clots to form in the legs, lungs, or eyes.

Evenity may interact with other drugs.

Evista may interact with cholestyramine, blood thinners, diazepam, diazoxide, and birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Evenity?

Common side effects of Evenity include:

  • joint pain,
  • headache,
  • muscle spasms,
  • swelling of extremities,
  • weakness,
  • neck pain,
  • insomnia,
  • numbness and
  • tingling sensation

What Are Possible Side Effects of Evista?

Common side effects of Evista include:

  • hot flashes,
  • increased sweating,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • leg cramps or leg pain,
  • joint pain,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • stomach pain, or
  • runny or stuffy nose.
  • Evista may infrequently cause stroke or serious blood clots to form in the legs, lungs, or eyes.

Seek medical attention if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Evista including:

  • leg swelling or pain,
  • trouble breathing,
  • chest pain,
  • sudden vision changes,
  • severe headache,
  • weakness on one side of the body, or
  • confusion.

What Is Evenity?

Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) is a sclerostin inhibitor indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture, defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, or multiple risk factors for fracture; or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other available osteoporosis therapy.

What Is Evista?

Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) is an estrogen agonist/antagonist used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Evista is also used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis or who are otherwise at risk of invasive breast cancer.

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What Drugs Interact With Evenity?

Evenity may interact with digoxin. Tell your doctor all medication

Evenity may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Evenity is not recommended for use in women of reproductive potential so it is not intended for use by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Evista?

Evista may interact with cholestyramine, blood thinners, diazepam, diazoxide, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy.

How Should Evenity Be Taken?

A healthcare provider can administer 210 mg Evenity subcutaneously once every month for 12 doses in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Two separate subcutaneous injections are needed to administer the total dose of 210 mg Evenity.

How Should Evista Be Taken?

The recommended dosage is one 60 mg Evista tablet daily, taken any time of day without regard to meals.

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References
Amgen. Evenity Product Information.

www.evenity.com/?

Lilly. Evista Product Information.

https://pi.lilly.com/us/evista-pi.pdf

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