Evista (Raloxifene)

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Chemical Name: RALOXIFENE (ral-OX-I-feen)

EVISTA is a type of prescription medicine called a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM), which is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (bone loss) in women after menopause. EVISTA also helps lower the chance of getting a certain type of breast cancer (invasive) in women after menopause. This medication works by acting like estrogen (as a SERM) in some parts of the body. EVISTA helps to preserve bone mass, but it does not affect the breast and uterus like estrogen or relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes.

Note: This medication is not recommended for use in women before menopause. It should not be used in children. This medication should not be used to prevent heart disease.

Directions

  • EVISTA should be orally taken once a day, with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • Remember to use it at the same time each day. Be sure to include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

  • Cautions

    Before taking EVISTA, speak to your doctor if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using EVISTA, consult your doctor if you have active or past history of blood clots.

    EVISTA may infrequently cause serious blood clots to form in the legs or lungs due to the lack of movement. Do not start taking this medication until you are routinely and actively moving. During long periods of travel, walk or move periodically to keep the blood flowing through your body.

    Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, including:

    • kidney disease
    • liver disease
    • high blood pressure
    • smoking
    • heart/blood vessel disease
    • cancer
    • high blood cholesterol levels
    • history of high blood fat (triglyceride) levels due to estrogen treatment

    This medication must not be used during pregnancy because it may cause harm to an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding while using this medication is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

    Also talk to your doctor about risk factors for developing strokes while taking this medication. Some risk factors include tobacco use, alcohol use, having high cholesterol/diabetes, or history of heart disease. Discuss these risks and the benefits of using EVISTA with your doctor.

    Side Effects

    Every medication has side effects; however it is rare that they may occur. Patients can usually find the complete list of side effects with their medication.

    Serious and life-threatening side effects can occur while taking EVISTA, including:

    • Increased risk of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism) have been reported with EVISTA. Women who have or have had blood clots in the legs, lungs, or eyes should not take EVISTA.
    • Women who have had a heart attack or are at risk for a heart attack may have an increased risk of dying from stroke when taking EVISTA.
    The most common side effects of EVISTA are hot flashes, leg cramps, swelling of the feet, ankles, and legs, flu syndrome, joint pain, and sweating. Hot flashes are more common during the first six months after starting treatment.

    This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about additional side effects or any side effect that bothers you or that do not go away.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.