Can I Just Stop Taking Evista, Or Do I Have To Gradually Stop Taking It.

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Asked by Westly

Can I Just Stop Taking Evista, Or Do I Have To Gradually Stop Taking It.

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Westly, Pam Flores is giving you great advice. Have you discussed why you want to stop Evista with your doctor? Of course, if the side effects are bothering you that would be a great reason, but your doctor needs to know any side effects you are experiencing. These things should be reported to the FDA. Unfortunately, we don't have all the data about a drug until it hits the market place. If it is too expensive, that is a consideration as well, but there may be an alternative. Osteoporosis is a leading cause of fractures, such as stress fractures in the spine and broken hips from a fall. Both are painful, and hip fracture in the elderly is a leading cause of death. All these things are a consideration. It is always an assessment of the benefit against the risk. People can also die from side effects of medication. We are each unique in our makeup. Here is a link for you should you want to report any adverse effects.