Evista is used for treating and preventing osteoporosis (bone thinning) in women who are past menopause. It is also used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in certain women who are past menopause. Evista is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It works in osteoporosis by decreasing bone breakdown and thinning that may occur in women after menopause. It works to decrease the risk of invasive breast cancer by blocking estrogen in breast and uterine tissue.
Use Evista as directed by your doctor.
- Take Evista by mouth with or without food.
- Take Evista on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Evista at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
- Continue to take Evista even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- If you miss a dose of Evista, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Evista.
Store Evista at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Evista out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Active Ingredient: Raloxifene.