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Ralista Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Ralista Tablet

Ralista Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It helps in preventing bone loss that can develop in women after menopause. This makes the bone stronger and lowers the risk of fractures.

Ralista Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and at a fixed time each day. Do not stop taking the medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor. It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications.

Ralista Tablet may cause few common side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and abdominal pain. You should inform your doctor if you experience any symptoms which you believe may be caused by this medicine.

Uses of Ralista Tablet

Ralista Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Leg cramps
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dyspepsia
  • Breast pain

How to use Ralista Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ralista Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ralista Tablet works

Ralista Tablet works like estrogen, a natural female hormone to stop the bone loss that can develop in women after menopause.

Ralista Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ralista Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Ralista Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Ralista Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Ralista Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ralista Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ralista Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ralista Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Ralista Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have if you have any type of cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, high triglycerides or liver disease. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are on estrogen therapy.
  • Do not take calcium supplements unless advised by doctor. Taking calcium supplements more than recommended will not provide extra protection for your bones but may cause adverse side effects including kidney stones.
  • Stop using raloxifene immediately if you develop: lumps in the breast, signs of stroke (sudden numbness or weakness), severe headache, slurred speech, vision problems; chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood; or pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs.
  • Avoid sitting still for long periods of time while you are taking raloxifene.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you observe bleeding / spotting from vagina during the treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ralista with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Choltran, Clostran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Acethromb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sofarin, Uniwarfin, Mywarf
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ralista

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Side effect of osteoporosis tab
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please mention the contents of the tablet
i am osteoporosis patient n want to know is this disease curable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Yes its curable aak your treating doctor about bisphosphonate and teriparatide
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FAQs

Q. Is Ralista a bisphosphonate?

No, Ralista is not a biophosphonate

Q. Is Ralista safe?

It is safe if used for the dose and duration as recommended by your doctor

Q. Is Ralista a hormone/steroid?

No, It's not a hormone/steroid however at times it mimics activity of estrogen

Q. Is raloxifene better than tamoxifen?

It has been observed that tamoxifen is slightly more effective in prevention of breast cancer in post-menopausal women that raloxifene, however raloxifene also plays a role in treating or preventing osteoporosis

Q. Does Ralista cause weight gain/ hot flushes?

Yes, Use of Ralista may cause weight gain or hot flushes

Q. Does Ralista cause hair loss?

No, Ralista does not cause hair loss

Q. Does Ralista lower cholesterol?

No. Ralista does not lower cholesterol

Q. How does Ralista work / treat in osteoporosis?

It works by reducing the loss of bone tissue and acting on the bone cycle.

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References
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