Compare Evista vs. Calcitonin

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Evista
(raloxifene)

Miacalcin
(calcitonin)

Prevents bone loss and lowers your risk of breast cancer. Evista (Raloxifene) is effective at reducing bone loss and lowering the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but does carry the risk of blood clots.Coming soon.
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Side effects
EvistaCalcitonin
  • Joint pain 2%
  • Flu syndrome 3%
  • Any side effect 2%
  • Hot flashes 4%
  • Bronchitis 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Calcitonin side effects.

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How it works
EvistaCalcitonin
Evista (Raloxifene) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It acts like estrogen to make your bones stronger and less likely to break, and also protects breast and uterus tissues from other estrogen effects.Coming soon.
Type of medication
EvistaCalcitonin
Prescription only
Available as
EvistaCalcitonin
  • Pill
  • Nasal spray
Used for
EvistaCalcitonin
  • Hypercalcemia Pagets Disease Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
EvistaCalcitonin
  • History of stroke
  • Heart and blood vessel problems
  • History of mini stroke (TIA)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Smoking
Detailed Evista (raloxifene) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Regular exercise, cutting back on smoking, and drinking less alcohol can also reduce your risk of bone loss.
    No alcohol related info.
    Food
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Take 1 tablet daily with or without food about the same time each day. It’s important to read the information you get with your medicine about how to take Evista (Raloxifene).
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Evista (Raloxifene) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, talk to your doctor because you may need a different dose.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Evista (Raloxifene) doesn’t affect the breast or uterus the same way that estrogen does, so the risk of cancer is much lower.
    • Taking Evista (Raloxifene) with calcium and vitamin D improves spine and hip bone health and lowers the risk of fractures.
    • Lowers total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).
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    Downsides and risks
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Can only take Evista (Raloxifene) once you’re in menopause. You can't take it if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Evista (Raloxifene) isn’t as effective as tamoxifen at lowering the risk of invasive breast cancer.
    • Shouldn’t take it with any other forms of estrogen (pills, patches, or injection).
    • It doesn’t increase bone strength as much as estrogen does and isn’t effective for treating hot flashes.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    EvistaCalcitonin
    • Take 1 tablet daily with or without food about the same time each day. It’s important to read the information you get with your medicine about how to take Evista (Raloxifene).
    • Your doctor may tell you to take calcium and vitamin D with Evista (Raloxifene) to prevent osteoporosis (bone thinning and loss), especially if you don’t get enough in your diet.
    • Regular exercise, cutting back on smoking, and drinking less alcohol can also reduce your risk of bone loss.
    Coming soon
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