Is It Recommended To Take Evista For More Than 10 Years?

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Asked by eva

Is It Recommended To Take Evista For More Than 10 Years?

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Hi eva, welcome... Most of the osteoporosis drugs have a "recommended" limit, but I've never heard of one for Evista. You do need to be diligent about stopping this if you're having surgery or flying, since any prolonged inactivity or bed rest can cause blood clots while taking this. Be sure to get plenty of exercise while taking this.

Discuss your concerns with your Dr. to see what he/she has to say about long-term use. If you are also taking it for invasive breast cancer prevention, then they may have you take it this long, but I'm not sure. I'm also taking this, but I never asked how long I would take it.

Good luck finding out about this!

Answered by Pam Flores