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Is anyone taking raloxifen (Evista) ? It is only approved for prevention, not treatment of bc. Cannot find out why. or how effective it is.

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  • Mary Chase Profile
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    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I am taking Evista as I am not tak g tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor. I have osteopenia and my onc recommended I take it since it has shown that women have a decreased rate of breast cancer with Evista. But there are not the same types of studies on it as with the other drugs.
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  • Betti A Profile
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    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    Isn't it used for prevention of Osteoporosis and not BC? Some chemo. meds accelerate bone loss and that's why I was prescribed Fosamax. I already had Osteopenia and it got slightly worse with my BC treatments. You can probably find some info. on the insert that came with your script. or if you aren't on it yet you can probably put it into a search engine and get some info. that way.
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    • Lou Cam Profile
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      Sobrevivente desde 2013

      It is also used to prevent bc in women at risk for bc. It is similar to ttomoxifen which is also beneficial to bones. Info that I have read says that it has not been approved (FDA) for use in women who have had bc. So, it is given off label to...

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      It is also used to prevent bc in women at risk for bc. It is similar to ttomoxifen which is also beneficial to bones. Info that I have read says that it has not been approved (FDA) for use in women who have had bc. So, it is given off label to women who cannot take tomoxifen. It is similar to tamoxifen, but does not have the drug interaction problems. It is confusing because it is given to prevent bc in high risk women, but is off label for women who have had bc.

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