Raloxifene Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of raloxifene, a second-generation selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It is used to help prevent and treat thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) only in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene was approved for medical use in the United States in 1997. It is available as a generic medication.
|Name of Product||Raloxifene hydrochloride|
|Synonyms||Raloxifene Hcl; Keoxifene hydrochloride; Evista; Keoxifene; Optruma; Cloridrato de Raloxifeno; Raloxifene cloridrato; Clorhidrato de raloxifeno; Chlorhydrate de raloxifène|
|Molar Mass||510.0 g/mol|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||Light Yellow|
|3||Melting point||261 °C|
|4||Storage temp.||2 to 8 °C, dark|
Common side effects associated with the use of Raloxifene hydrochloride are:
Raloxifene may cause severe blood clots to form in the legs, lungs, or eyes. It may also increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene also possesses teratogenic properties.
Q. Is raloxifene the same as raloxifene hydrochloride?
Raloxifene Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of raloxifene.
Q. Is raloxifene an estrogen?
Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator that affects the uterine endometrium, breast tissue, and lipid metabolism in estrogen-agonistic and estrogen-antagonistic ways, respectively.
Q. What time of day should you take raloxifene?
Raloxifene can be taken whenever you find it easiest to remember, but try to take your dosages every day at the same time.
Q. Does raloxifene make you gain weight?
It’s possible that using this medication will make you gain some weight, however, the chances are less.
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