August 09 2020

RALOXIFENE

List of brands containing raloxifene   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active ingredient raloxifene in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained on the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Raloxifene belongs to a group of non-hormonal medicines called selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM). When a woman reaches menopause, the level of female sex hormones (estrogen) decreases. The active ingredient raloxifene owns some of the beneficial effects of estrogen after menopause.

This medicine is used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene reduced the risk of vertebral fractures in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. It has not been shown to reduce the risk of hip fractures.

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes your bones to become thin and brittle; This disease is especially common in women after menopause. Osteoporosis makes you become more prone to break bones (especially in your spine, hip and wrist) and can cause back pain, loss of height and a curved back, although initially there may have no symptoms.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given raloxifene.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

In addition to the active ingredient raloxifene hydrochloride, the other ingredients of the tablets are:

Tablet core: Povidone, polysorbate 80, anhydrous lactose, lactose monohydrate, crospovidone, magnesium stearate.

Tablet cover: Titanium dioxide, polysorbate 80, hypromellose, macrogol 400, carnauba wax. Ink: Shellac, propylene glycol, and indigo carmine

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This medicine contains lactose. If your doctor has told you to have an intolerance to some sugars, consult him before taking it.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use raloxifene

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to raloxifene or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

- If you can get pregnant, since raloxifene may harm the fetus.
- If you are being treated or have been treated in the past for blood clots (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or retinal vein thrombosis).
- If you have a liver disease, including cirrhosis, mild hepatic impairment or cholestatic jaundice.
- If you experience an unexplained vaginal bleeding. If this occurs, contact your doctor.
- If you have active uterine cancer, as there is an insufficient experience on the use of raloxifene in women with this disease.
- If you have serious kidney problems.

Take special care with

This medicine may not be suitable for you because various reasons. If any of them apply to you, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. They are the followings:

- If you have to be immobilized for some time such as being in a wheelchair, be admitted to hospital or stay in bed while recovering from an operation or an unexpected illness.
- If you follow a treatment with oral estrogen.
- If you have breast cancer, as there is an insufficient experience on the use of raloxifene in women with this disease.
- If you have suffered a stroke or if your doctor has told you to have a high risk of having this.

- If menopausal symptoms (eg hot flushes) do not improve with raloxifene.

Raloxifene is unlikely to produce vaginal bleeding. For this reason, any vaginal bleeding while you are taking this medication should be considered unexpected and should be investigated by your doctor.

Raloxifene lowers total cholesterol and LDL ("bad"). Generally do not change triglycerides or HDL ("good"). However, if you have taken estrogen in the past and have suffered an exaggerated elevation in triglycerides, you should talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Especially, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:

If you are taking digitalis derivatives, medication for heart diseases or anticoagulants such as warfarin to thin blood; your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your medication.

Tell your doctor if you are taking cholestyramine, which is a medicine used to reduce fat.

Use with food and beverages

The food does not influence the absorption of raloxifene.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation

always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Raloxifene is only for postmenopausal women; it should not be used by women who could still have a baby. The medicine may harm the fetus.

Do not take raloxifene during breastfeeding as it may be excreted in breast milk.

Children

This drug is not indicated for use in children.

Driving and using machines

Raloxifene has no known effect on the ability to drive or operate machinery.

How to use raloxifene     

Follow carefully instructions of use of raloxifene provided from your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

The dose is one tablet a day. No matter what time of day you take the medication. However, if you take it every day at the same time will remember more easily.

You can take it with or without food.

The tablets are administered orally. Swallow it whole. If you wish, you can take it with a glass of water.

Your doctor will tell you how long to take it. Your doctor may advise you to take calcium and vitamin D.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take raloxifene     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking raloxifene.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of raloxifene. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with raloxifene at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with raloxifene, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

Immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Always take the labeled medicine package with you, whether there is any medicine left or not.

If you forget to take raloxifene

Take a tablet as soon as you remember and then continue as before.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of raloxifene     

Like all medicines, raloxifene can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Most side effects seen with raloxifene have been mild.

Very common side effects:

- Hot flushes (vasodilatación)
- Flu-like syndrome

Common side effects:

- Leg cramps
- Swelling of hands, feet and legs (peripheral edema)
- Gallstones

Uncommon side effects:

- Increased risk of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis)
- Increased risk of blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
- Increased risk of blood clots in the eyes (retinal vein thrombosis), superficial vein thrombophlebitis (skin around the vein is red and painful)

Rare side effects:

- Rash
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and stomach upset
- Increased blood pressure
- Decreased number of blood platelets
- Blood clots in an artery (for example stroke)
- Headaches including migraines
- Mild breast symptoms such as pain, enlargement or tenderness

Rarely, it can be increased blood levels of liver enzymes during treatment with raloxifene.

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of raloxifene, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing raloxifene     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle raloxifene in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

APO-RALOXIFENE 60 mg, 7-28 tablets
CHEMMART RALOXIFENE 60 mg, 7-28 tablets
EVIFYNE 60 mg, 7-28 tablets
EVISTA 60 mg, 7-28 tablets
FIXTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE AN 60 mg, 28 tablets
TERRY WHITE CHEMISTS RALOXIFENE 60 mg, 7-28 tablets

Brazil:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 14-28 tablets

Canada:     

ACT RALOXIFENE 60 mg, tablets
APO-RALOXIFENE 60 mg, tablets
EVISTA 60 mg, tablets
PMS-RALOXIFENE 60 mg, tablets
PRO DOC LIMITEE RALOXIFENE 60 mg, tablets
TEVA-RALOXIFENE 60 mg, tablets

France:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
OPTRUMA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOPHARM 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE BIOGARAN 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE CRISTERS 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE EG 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE MYLAN PHARMA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE SANDOZ 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE TEVA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE ZENTIVA 60 mg, 28 tablets

Germany:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
OPTRUMA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFEN AL 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFEN TEVA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFEN STADA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFEN-HEXAL 60 mg, 28 tablets

India:     

BONMAX 60 mg, tablets
BONTACT 60 mg, tablets
ESSERM 60 mg, tablets
ESTROACT 60 mg, tablets
EVOMATE 60 mg, tablets
FIONA 60 mg, tablets
GYNISTA 60 mg, tablets
OSRAL 60 mg, tablets
RALISTA 60 mg, tablets
RALOCIUM 60 mg, tablets
RALOFEN 60 mg, tablets
RALOSTO 60 mg, tablets
RALOTAB 60 mg, tablets
RALOX 60 mg, tablets
RALOXIFENE ZYDUS 60 mg, tablets
RUFTUF 60 mg, tablets

Italy:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 14-28 tablets
OPTRUMA 60 mg, 14-28 tablets

Japan:     

EVISTA 60 mg, tablets
RALOXIFENE SAWAI 60 mg, tablets

Mexico:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 14-28 tablets

Pakistan:     

DENSER 60 mg, tablets
EVISTA 60 mg, tablets
HOXIF 60 mg, tablets
LOXIAM 60 mg, tablets
OSTEONIL 60 mg, tablets
OSTEOX 60 mg, tablets
RALOX 60 mg, tablets
RALOXI 60 mg, tablets
RELOFIN 60 mg, tablets
REVERA 60 mg, tablets

Spain:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
OPTRUMA 60 mg, 28 tablets

Turkey:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALIEN 60 mg, 28 tablets

United Kingdom:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE AAH PHARMA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE CONSILIENT HEALTH 60 mg, 28 tablets
RALOXIFENE TEVA 60 mg, 28 tablets
RAZYLAN 60 mg, 28 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

EVISTA 60 mg, 7, 30, 60 & 100 tablets

Page updated: December 13, 2010.