Details of Raloxifene Salt (Generic Drug)

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Raloxifene affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue. Raloxifene is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene 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. Raloxifene is not a cancer medication and will not treat breast cancer. Raloxifene can also increase your risk of a stroke, which can be fatal. To make sure raloxifene is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have coronary artery disease heart disease, high blood pressure a history of stroke liver or kidney disease high triglycerides (usually occurs with high cholesterol) if you have not gone through menopause if you have had breast cancer in the past or if you take a blood thinner. Raloxifene is not for use in men.


Typical Uses

Raloxifene is used by women to prevent and treat bone loss (osteoporosis) after menopause. It slows down bone loss and helps to keep bones strong, making them less likely to break. Raloxifene may also lower the chance of getting a certain type of breast cancer (invasive breast cancer) after menopause. Raloxifene is not an oestrogen hormone, but it acts like oestrogen in some parts of the body, like your bones. In other parts of the body (uterus and breasts), raloxifene acts like an oestrogen blocker. It does not relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. Raloxifene belongs to a class of drugs known as selective oestrogen receptor modulators-SERMs. This medication should not be used before menopause or to prevent heart disease.


Side Effects

Common raloxifene side effects may include lumps or other changes in the breast signs of a stroke-sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance signs of a blood clot in the lung-chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood or signs of a blood clot in your leg-pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs.


Drug Interactions

  • Raloxifene+bexarotene- Using bexarotene together with raloxifene may increase the risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
  • Raloxifene+lenalidomide- Using lenalidomide together with raloxifene may increase the risk of dangerous blood clots. The risk is higher if you are using lenalidomide with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma than if you are using lenalidomide alone for some other condition. Also, the risk is increased with age, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Blood clots can lead to complications such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism (blockage of an artery in the lung), and stroke.
  • Raloxifene+pomalidomide- Pomalidomide can cause dangerous blood clots, and using it together with raloxifene may increase the risk. Also, the risk is increased with age, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Blood clots can lead to complications such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism (blockage of an artery in the lung), and stroke.
  • Raloxifene+thalidomide- Using thalidomide together with raloxifene may increase the risk of dangerous blood clots. The risk is higher if you are using thalidomide with dexamethasone or other chemotherapy drugs for the treatment of multiple myeloma than if you are using thalidomide alone for some other condition. Also, the risk is increased with age, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. Blood clots can lead to complications such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism (blockage of an artery in the lung), and stroke.


Mechanism of action

Raloxifene belongs to class of medications called selective oestrogen receptor modulators. It acts by mimicking the effect of oestrogen to enhance the density of the bone.


Pregnancy Category : X


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