Raloxifene is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become weak and brittle).
Uses of Raloxifene
To treat and prevent osteoporosis and breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Contraindications of Raloxifene
When should one not use Raloxifene
- Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Raloxifene
- Do not take this medicine if you have a history of blood clots in your legs, lungs or eyes or unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Do not take this medicine if you are suffering from severe kidney or liver disease
- Do not take this medicine if there is a possibility to get pregnant
Side effects of Raloxifene
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Hot flashes
- High blood pressure
- Headache, joint pain, and leg cramps, swelling of hands, feet and legs
- Nausea, stomach upset, vomiting
- Mild breast symptoms like pain, enlargement and tenderness
Precautions and Warnings of Raloxifene
Can I take Raloxifene during pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. Generally, it is advised to postmenopausal women.
Can I take Raloxifene while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to take this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Raloxifene?
Usually, it does not affect your ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Raloxifene?
No information is available on interactions of Raloxifene when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are immobilized for some time such as using a wheelchair, needing to be admitted to a hospital or having to stay in bed while recovering from an operation or an unexpected illness as these may increase your risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or retinal vein thrombosis)read less
- You have had a cerebrovascular accident (e.g. stroke)
- You have liver disease or suffering from breast cancer
- You are receiving oral oestrogen therapy
Mode of Action of Raloxifene
How Does It Work?
Raloxifene acts like estrogen and decreases bone loss and thinning of bones in women after menopause, thereby preventing the bones from the risk of fracture. It reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer and uterine cancer by blocking estrogen in breast and uterine tissues.
Interactions of Raloxifene
Interactions with other medicines
- Cholestyramine (lipid-lowering medicine)
- Anticoagulants/ blood thinners (Warfarin) because it may decrease the effectiveness of Raloxifene
Interactions with food items
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Dietary Restrictions of Raloxifene
No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Raloxifene, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
Dosage of Raloxifene
Overdose of this medicine may lead to cause symptoms such as diarrhea, flushing, loss of coordination, severe leg cramps, tremors and vomiting. Seek immediate medical care in case of an overdose of this medicine.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is too late and continue as per schedule. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, notify your doctor of all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication.
Q: What special precautions should I follow?
A: If you are traveling while taking this medicine, try to avoid sitting in one place for a long time to prevent the risk of clotting.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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