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USES: This medication is used after menopause to prevent bone weakening (osteoporosis).

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OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions

This medication is used after menopause to prevent bone weakening (osteoporosis).
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Smoking, alcohol use and lack of exercise have been linked to bone loss.
  • Discuss these risk factors with your doctor.

  • Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take this medication by mouth, generally one tablet (60mg) daily with or without food.
  • Calcium supplements and vitamin D are recommended if daily intake is not adequate.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects
  • Hot flashes, stomach upset, trouble sleeping or sweating may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Report promptly muscle aches or nasal stuffiness/pain.
  • Unlikely but report promptly persistent fever, rash, breast pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding or discomfort, or chest pain.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly leg cramps/pain/swelling, trouble breathing or vision changes.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), blood clots, heart failure, cancer or liver disease.
  • This drug should be stopped at least 3 days before and during long periods of inactivity (e.g., bed rest).
  • Blood clots, though unlikely, are more common when not moving.
  • Avoid long periods of sitting or lying down during travel.
  • This drug should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • This drug should not be used in children.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially bile-acid resin drugs (such as cholestyramine), warfarin, clofibrate, certain "aspirin-like" NSAIDs (indomethacin, naproxen, ibuprofen), diazepam, diazoxide and estrogens (e.g., conjugated estrogens).
  • This drug may alter certain laboratory tests, including cholesterol, thyroid, corticosteroid or other hormone tests.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Evista
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 61
Location: Greensburgh, Pa
Time Taken: 7 years days

Reason: I have osteoporosis in my spine Date: 19 July 2009
Side Effects
I have terrible joint pain, everywhere on my body. It's in my shoulder blades, hands, hips, knees and feet. It is very bad at night and I can't sleep and feel like crying the pain is so bad. I'm only 61 and I have no energy. I am thinking of getting of Evista

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