Class/mechanism: SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator), with estrogen agonist/antagonist properties depending on tissue type. Raloxifene has estrogen antagonist properties in uterine and breast tissues. However, it has estrogen agonist properties in bone, helping to decrease bone resorption.
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Patient drug information
- Raloxifene (Evista) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Raloxifene (Evista) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in EMA indication
- 1998-08-05: EURD
Also known as
- Brand names: Evista, Ralista, Razylan