Generic Evista, Raloxifene

Raloxifene works like an estrogen hormone would in the body. Raloxifene is administered to women after menopause where it prevents and treats bone loss which is also known as osteoporosis.

Generic Evista



10, 28

CIPLA, Dr.Reddy's


60 mg

India, UK



Raloxifene is used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis.

How it Works

Raloxifene works by mimicking the natural effects of oestrogen. The female hormone oestrogen helps to protect a woman against bone loss. When the level of oestrogen falls after the menopause, a woman can rapidly lose bone mass, making her at higher risk of developing osteoporosis. Raloxifene works by gradually reversing the excessive breakdown of bone that happens at menopause and makes bones stronger.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Raloxifene may suffer from such side effects;

Abdominal pain,
Breast tenderness,
Leg cramps,
Flu-like symptoms,


This medication is used by women who are in the postmenopausal stage. It helps to treat and prevent bone loss, a condition known as osteoporosis. It helps in keeping the bone strong. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).


Raloxifene is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. It slows down bone loss by making the bones strong. It prevents cracking and breaking of bones. This medication can also be used in the prevention of breast cancer after menopause. It acts like an estrogen hormone in some parts of the body like bones and in other parts it acts as an estrogen inhibitor like uterus and breast. This medication should not be used before menopause.

Dosage and administration

This medication should be taken orally once in a day with or without food as directed by a physician. It is advisable to take this medicine regularly at the same time of the day. It should be supplemented with calcium and vitamin D tablets as prescribed by the doctor. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by a doctor. In case you miss a dose do not try to combine 2 doses at a time, skip the missed dose and continue with the normal routine.


In case you are allergic to any substance or develop allergies towards any of the ingredients present in this medicine then consult a doctor immediately.
Inform the doctor about patient’s medical history such as diabetes, kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, etc prior to the intake of this medicine.
Do not take this medicine during pregnancy or if you are a breast feeding mother. However if it is extremely important to have this medicine then consult a doctor prior to intake.
Do not smoke and consume alcohol while on medication.
Do not take this medicine if you have blood clots in arms, legs or any part of the body.
Do not take this medicine if your menstrual cycle has not stopped, i.e. you have not gone through menopause as it may have negative effect on the body. Inform the doctor from which day onwards you have undergone menopause before taking this medication.

Side effects

Raloxifene has several side effects which are listed below:

Blood clot
Swelling or redness on the legs or arms
Chest pain
Trouble breathing
Blurred vision or loss of vision
Coughing up blood
Cramps in legs
Hot flashes
Weakness on one side of the body
Signs of stroke
Rashes on the body and itching

Rated: 5.0 / 5 based on 5.0 customer reviews.

Posted by Cynthia Cohen on Dec 26, 2014 Verified Purchase

Ralista helps me.

I am 54 years old and my bones are weak due to Osteoporosis. I am using Ralista as the price is 10 times cheaper then Evista. I bought 300 tablets and I've taken more than 150 tablets. It sure helps manage my Osteoporosis. Thanks you!

Note: does not imply any medical claims from this review.

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