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Avatar n tn Memastar, I do not believe that Raloxifene (brand name Evista) counts as a bisphosphonate. Looking through "Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry" marks it as Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM). There is no mention of bisphosphonate anywhere in the profile of this medication. I would check in with pharmacist forum though.
Avatar n tn The last scan has cleared a small patch I had. Tamoxifen is supposed to cut the estrogen supply. I do not know whether Evista will promote Estrogen !! I cannot get to other forum because of the daily quota for new questions and help. Hopefully I can pose this question to Dr.Ann Kathryn one of these days. Thanks.
106886 tn?1281295172 I wish I could just post the page and a half that I found on raloxifene (again, Evista) and tamoxifen. It is a "selective estrogen receptor modulator" (SERMs). Essentially they are synthetic estrogens "that get their name from their ability to bind with estrogen receptors and selectively modulate the effects of estrogen in different body tissues. Evista promotes bone density while decreasing the stimulation of breast tissue by estrogen.
479581 tn?1317761088 Hi, Evista or Raloxifene is an oral selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that has estrogenic actions on bone and anti-estrogenic actions on the uterus and breast. It is used in the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is a prescription medicine for women after menopause to treat or prevent osteoporosis. You should take calcium and vitamin D along with EVISTA (raloxifene) if you do not get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Evista QD for many years and after a repair of vaginal prolapse in February the surgeon Rx'd Premarin vaginal cream 2 x a week. Is it safe to take these 2 Rx's or is it contraindicated? (I also take synthroid.)Thank you!
Avatar f tn I wondered about the connection between Evista and Ovarian cysts which have also been mentioned "together". However upon further researching and talking with my Gyn., no real correlation has been found. Also, Evista is an Estrogen "blocker" . It has been shown actually to prevent some types of breast cancer..I was placed on Evista 8 years ago after some suspicious mammograms , which fortunately turned out to be nothing.
Avatar n tn I have pasted below the latest study of Evista and long term consequences with the link so you can look up the full report. My conclusion is that evista is one of several options for the treatment of osteoporosis. The major risk is an increase in blood clots best wishes CT Registry ID#3996 Page 1 Raloxifene Copyright © 2006 Eli Lilly and Company. All rights reserved.
Avatar n tn Raloxifene is known to help women with breast cancer, but about 3% have bad hot flashes taking it. It is an estrogen, but is called a "smart" estrogen because it only affects some tissues that are usually affected by estrogen. So it is safe for breast and and uterus and also helpful for bone and preventing osteoporosis. It is possible your weight loss could be due to depression or a loss of appetite. You have been through a lot.
Avatar n tn I am a 44 year old women who is Perimenopausal. I also have NF1. Is taking HRT with NF1 dangerous? I am currently treating Hot flashes with Soy capsule. I heard that takinng HRT can cause the progression of my NF1. Please advise.
Avatar n tn Dear DeannaM, Raloxifen is a SERM, or Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator which means that it affects some of the same receptors that estrogen does, but not all, and in some instances, it blocks estrogen. It acts like estrogen to prevent bone loss and improve lipid profiles (decreases total and LDL-cholesterol but does not raise triglycerides), but it has the potential to block some estrogen effects such as those that lead to breast cancer and uterine cancer.
Avatar f tn Hello, unless you are taking estrogens right now, the most likely cause of your pain is estrogen deficiency. Taxanes (taxol, taxotere) are associated with joint and muscle pain during active therapy. In fact about 75% of people taking these drugs will experience some amount of bone or muscle pain within the week of their infusion. However, there is no associated between long term bony and joint pain and the prior use of taxanes.
Avatar n tn This information comes from the National Institute of Health Consensus statment of adjuvant therapy for breast cancer, December, 2000. Evista is currently FDA approved for use in prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. There are studies looking at it's role in a prevention setting for women at high-risk of developing breast cancer.
Avatar n tn Hi. If you are post-menopausal, another option is Raloxifene/Evista, which is related to tamoxifen. The side-effect profile is somewhat better than Tamoxifen.
Avatar f tn Congratulations on your eight years! I hate to be the one to say this but there is no such thing as "out of the woods" with cancer, I wish there was. What you've done is reduced your risk for another estrogen positive breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But that doesn't mean you won't get a different type of breast cancer in the remaining breast tissue or another part of your body. But you know as well as I do that each year we are NED with cancer is better for our odds.
Avatar f tn So when I found out ADH and LCIS is estrogen dependent, I weaned myself off the Prempro (all docs told me to anyway). I've been off of it for 60 days and still getting flashes. My onc wanted me to start Evista. I have osteoporosis, and being post menopausal and my mother having uterine cancer, the Tamoxifen was not for me. The Evista is suposed to help with osteoporosis as well as cut my chances of ibc in half.
Avatar n tn It appears that Tamoxifen has caused swelling of my feet which is hurting when I walk. Is there any other alternate to Tamoxifen? I am taking Evista and Actos for diabetes. Thanks for your advice.
Avatar f tn I am two and a half years out chemo. Have been on an estrogen blocker all along. changed frequently as they are hard to take and stay active. currently on Evista, can this drug make you tired and dry out your eyes. I can't find much on the drug. I know it doesn't hurt my joints as arimidex or femara. Also, what should i do for survallience now. I hate this period. I was stage 3B and stage 3 in aggressive cells. also BRCA 1 and recently had a prophlactic mastectomy and small inplants.
Avatar n tn Dear Redbean, The drug you may be referring to is raloxifen hydrochloride (Evista). It is one of the family of medications called SERMs (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators) of which tamoxifen is also part of. Raloxifen has been FDA approved for use as prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. In evaluating raloxifene overall evidence showed that it was reducing the risk of invasive breast cancers in postmenopausal women.
Avatar n tn tamoxifin, arimidex, femera etc...) I think people just want to find answers to pin point what "caused" us to get cancer, but I don't think any of us will ever know. Maybe your sister is confused with fertility treatment - over stimulation of the ovaries has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. When in doubt, ask your doctor, but I really, truly don't feel Tamoxifin caused your ovarian cancer.
Avatar f tn I am 55, post menopausal (no period since 1999), on Evista (Mother had estrogen receptive breast cancer), and have IBS and fibrocystic breasts. I went to my Gastro for lower left abdominal and lower left back pain thinking it was colon related. I had a transvaginal ultrasound that revealed uterine fibroids. Everything I have read about them says that they are most common in younger premenopausal women and that they often shrink after menopause.
Avatar m tn She did an ultrasound which showed a thickened lining at about 19mm, and a biopsy which showed completely normal and typical cells, no cancer, no atypical cells. She felt that my regime was Estrogen dominant so reduced the Estradiol to .5mg daily and then told me to take 200mg of Prometrium for just 14 days every month following which I could expect a little period. She said to continue this regime for 3 months or longer until the bleeding stopped.
492898 tn?1222247198 Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is a hormonal drug that blocks the estrogen to the tumor cells. It is in pill form and is taken daily by mouth. Use of tamoxifen as adjuvant therapy has shown to markedly decrease the risk of cancer recurrence in patients with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. In the adjuvant setting it is usually giver for a period of 5 years....
Avatar f tn Hi, Even with a total hysterectomy,the body will still produce some estrogen which is effectively blocked with an aromatase inhibitor (such as arimidex,Femara etc). In one study, aromatase inhibitors were found to offer greater benefit than tamoxifen in Post- menopausal women.Tamoxifen blocks the estrogen especially to the breast tissue. This is an important distinction because aromatase inhibitors cannot be used in Pre- menopausal women.
Avatar n tn ). Can't have estrogen in ANY form as I am high risk for breast cancer. My thyroid TSH is checked every 3 mo bc my MD noticed that I am so "sensitive" to meds. Even though my TSH has dropped from 12 to 2.74, he still increased my dose from 45mg to 60mg over the past two weeks. He felt that my TSH would still stay within the lower levels, and that I would feel better.
Avatar n tn Those are drugs that were primarily given to post chemo breast cancer patients since breast cancer is usually estrogen related. The correlation between breast cancer and estrogen related ovarian cancer is being studied, and the theory is if they work for breast cancer patients, they may work for estrogen related ovarian cancer, as well. For me, Aromasin has kept my cancer stable for the last 9 months.
Avatar n tn I am currently on Copaxone, Depakote, Neurontin, for the MS; Evista for osteoporosis, Tenormin, (as a beta blocker),for Migrane headache, Cinestin - an estrogen replacement (I had a complete Hysterectomy in 1991), Vesicare and Oxytrol for my neurogenic bladder and Tylenol with codine for acute pain. I recently had blood work and my WBC was slightly elevated at 11, RBC, Hemoglobin, and Hematocrit were slightly low and my lymphocytes were above 5000, (high normal is 3900).
Avatar f tn My Oncolgist put me on Evista last week and then called last night to say he had made a mistake........and I should be on Tamoxifin. anyone ever had an experience like this? I think I will find another Oncolgist!
Avatar f tn Each 5 years past menopause (without estrogen replacement) makes osteoporosis more difficult to treat, since the baseline bone density you can reach with treatment is reduced. Either estrogen replacement or Evista are good choices in prevention and progression of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Evista may also protect against uterine and breast cancer.
Avatar f tn I have switched birth-control pills and tried relaxing before sex, but it seems that arousal is difficult because I anticipate the pain. My friend told me that it was because of estrogen hormone and suggested me taking evista. i took that too (bought from ) but to no avail. every facet of our life is like heaven right here, but when it comes to sexual matter i feel like bury my head in sand.
Avatar n tn I am currently on Copaxone, Depakote, Neurontin, for the MS; Evista for osteoporosis, Tenormin, (as a beta blocker),for Migrane headache, Cinestin - an estrogen replacement (I had a complete Hysterectomy in 1991), Vesicare and Oxytrol for my neurogenic bladder and Tylenol with codine for acute pain. I recently had blood work and my WBC was slightly elevated at 11, RBC, Hemoglobin, and Hematocrit were slightly low and my lymphocytes were above 5000, (high normal is 3900).