What is Raloxiheal® Tablet Raloxifene 60mg?
Raloxifene is used to help prevent and treat thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) only in postmenopausal women.
It works like estrogen to stop the bone loss that can develop in women after menopause, but it does not increase the bone density as much as daily 0.625 mg doses of conjugated estrogens. Raloxifene will not treat hot flashes of menopause and may cause hot flashes to occur. Also, raloxifene does not stimulate the breast or uterus as estrogen does.
Raloxifene lowers the blood concentrations of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the bad cholesterols, but it does not increase concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the good cholesterol, in your blood.
Raloxifene is also used to lower the chances of having invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or at high risk of having invasive breast cancer.
Raloxiheal® Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It helps in preventing bone loss that can develop in women after menopause. It makes the bone stronger and lowers the risk of fractures.
Raloxiheal® Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tells you it is alright to stop. Along with taking the medicine, exercise regularly to strengthen muscles around the affected joint, and manage your weight. You should also avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol while on treatment with this medicine.
The most common side effects of this medicine include hot flashes, leg cramps, peripheral edema, flu-like symptoms, joint pain, and sweating. If any of these side effects do not resolve with time or get worsen, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms by reducing the dose or prescribing an alternative medicine.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.
Benefits of Raloxifene 60mg in treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It often occurs in women after menopause (end of a woman’s menstrual cycles) and is known as post-menopausal osteoporosis.
Raloxiheal® Tablet helps to keep your bones strong and healthy and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. It also helps maintain bone density and reduces your risk of bone fracture. You should use this medicine as it is prescribed, and for as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.
Raloxifene may increase your risk of a blood clot in your leg, your lung, or your eye. You should not take raloxifene if you have ever had this type of blood clot.
Raloxifene can also increase your risk of a stroke, which can be fatal. This risk is highest if you have certain risk factors (such as smoking, having heart problems or high blood pressure, or if you have ever had a heart attack or a stroke).
Although this medicine is for use only in postmenopausal women, you should not take raloxifene if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Before taking this medicine
This medicine may increase your risk of a blood clot in your leg, your lung, or your eye. You should not take raloxifene if you have ever had this type of blood clot.
This medicine is for use only in women who can no longer get pregnant. Raloxifene can harm an unborn baby. Do not use it if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.
Do not breastfeed while taking raloxifene.
Raloxifene can increase your risk of a stroke, which can be fatal. Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart problems, irregular heartbeats;
- a heart attack or stroke, including “mini-stroke”;
- high blood pressure;
- cancer; or if you smoke.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- a blood clot;
- high triglycerides caused by using estrogen;
- liver or kidney disease;
- abnormal vaginal bleeding; or
- if you have not gone through menopause.
Side Effects of Raloxifene 60mg
Important things to remember about the side effects of Raloxifene:
- Most people do not experience all of the side effects listed.
- Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
- Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
- There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
- There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.
There are no common side effects of raloxifene
These side effects are less common side effects (occurring in about 10-29%) of patients receiving raloxifene: Hot flashes (see sexuality), Flu-like syndrome, Joint pain, Rhinitis (see cold symptoms).