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Were you looking for information on Raloxifene? Raloxifen is a common misspelling of raloxifene.
 
Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, as well as to reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, regardless of whether they have osteoporosis. It works by binding to estrogen receptors in the breast and by increasing bone mineral density. The drug comes in the form of a tablet that is typically taken once a day.
 
Side effects include hot flashes, joint pain, and flulike symptoms. Most women tolerate the drug without problems, but some are more prone to experiencing an adverse reaction than others. That is why it is important to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking (including nonprescription products) and any other medical conditions you have.
 
(Click Raloxifene to read the complete eMedTV article, which explains in detail why the drug can be used to treat two different conditions, additional side effects, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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