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When and How to Take Raloxifene

General considerations for when and how to take this drug include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You take it with or without food.
  • You can take it at any time of the day, although it is best to take it at the same time each day.
  • If you are taking the medication for osteoporosis, you need to make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dose of raloxifene, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions or medications. The dose is also the same for preventing or treating osteoporosis and for preventing breast cancer.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Raloxifene Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Raloxifene

Raloxifene can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Raloxifene).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much raloxifene may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Leg cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Coordination problems
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Shakiness
  • Flushing.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Evista Overdose for more information.)
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