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  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    October 22, 2008
    Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    October 22, 2008

    Hi Avis:  I hope I can help...  I take Evista, so I know what you must be going through.  Do you have a history of clots, or a need to stay in bed for long periods of time, or fly frequently?  If so, the drug needs to be discontinued 72 hours prior to any air plane trip or medical procedures that require bed rest.

     

    When I made my decision to take this I had to decide which possible side effect was more likely to happen.  I've had many fractures, and never have had a clot, so the fear of fracture is greater for me than the clotting issues.  For you this answer may be different, and you are the only one who can make this decision.

     

    If you are allergic to any ingredient in Evista, then you wouldn't be able to take it.  The only way I can help, I think, is to tell you to make a list of the pros and cons, of the drug and see which list is the best.  Do the pros out number the cons or vice versa?  If you have a history of strokes, mini stroke or atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heart beat) then you should discuss these with your healthcare provider before deciding to take Evista.

     

    Good Luck...


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