Evista is used in the treatment of osteoporosis in women after menopause. This is a form of medication known as a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and is structurally different from hormones such as progestins and estrogens. There may be other conditions where Evista is a good choice of medication for you and so do not be surprised if your doctor prescribes you this medication for another condition. However you can expect a full explanation for why he or she has done so.
Evista (raloxifene) affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue.
Evista is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is also used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis or who are otherwise at risk of invasive breast cancer.