Raloxifene- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Raloxifene is a drug in Osteoporosis
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Raloxifene is used for
1. Prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLET
Contraindications 1. Active or past history of venous thromboembolism
2. Pulmonary embolism
3. Renal vein thrombosis
4. Pregnancy
5. Lactation
Precautions 1. Not to be used for primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
2. Prolonged immobilisation
3. CHF
4. Active malignancy
5. Prior stroke or transient ischemic attack
6. History of estrogen-induced hypertriglyceridaemia
7. Interactions
Adverse Effects1. Hot flushes
2. Leg cramps
3. Peripheral oedema
4. Thromboembolism
5. Thrombophlebitis
6. Rashes
7. Gastrointestinal disturbances
8. Hypertension
9. Arterial thromboembolism
10. Headache
11. Breast discomfort
12. Thrombocytopenia
Pregnancy Category 

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