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Evista is a estrogen agonist/antagonist prescription medication falling under the group Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator or SERM and available in the form of 60-mg pills. Evista alters the bone formation cycle and breakdown in body mass, thus reducing loss of bone tissue through osteoporosis. EVISTA doesn’t negatively affect the breasts or the uterus and doesn’t cause breast tenderness; vaginal bleeding; breast cancer and endometrial cancer.

Information you should know

EVISTA prevents and treats osteoporosis only upon regular consumption. Those developing blood clots: sharp pain in the legs and swelling; sudden chest pain; coughing up blood and vision disorders due to Evista intake are suggested to ask the physician to set the dose again.

Evista is discouraged to pregnant ladies or to those who are planning to conceive. FDA rated it in the category X, which means Evista causes defects in fetuses. It is also to be avoided before a surgery. Evista medication bars a person from sitting still over long periods and using other medicines comprising cholestyramine and colestipol. However, whether Evista remains present in breast milk or not is yet to
be found out but it’s usage is discouraged if a woman is breast-feeding.

Evista has not been found to aggravate or prevent chances of heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular deaths or clinical deaths. Studies on postmenopausal women running high-risk cardiovascular diseases and taking Evista confirmed the claims, though chances of death following a stroke were noticed among a few. Thus, it is recommended to let the physician know about a previous stroke or a transient ischaemic attack, high blood pressure, or Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) prior to the prescription.

Evista requires enough calcium and vitamin D to be included in one’s diet and must be brought under the attention of a doctor if any other medication is to be prescribed including dental, emergency or surgical care. Evista requires a person to stay active; prolonged immobility during Evista medication increases the risk of blood clots.

Directions for taking Evista

Evista must be taken as directed by the physician either in an empty or in a full stomach at the same time every day. It’s recommended to back the medication up with calcium and vitamin D supplements and weight training. Supplementing the mixed dose is all right but there should be ample time left for the next dose. Else, it’s advised to skip and take the next timely one. Evista overdose effects are still
not known.


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