Active ingredients: raloxifene
What it is used for
The prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.,The reduction in the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.,The reduction in the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk of invasive breast cancer.,High risk of breast cancer is defined as at least one breast biopsy showing lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) or atypical hyperplasia, one or more first-degree relatives with breast cancer, or a 5-year predicted risk of breast cancer greater than 1.66 percent (based on the modified Gail model). Among the factors included in the modified Gail model are the following: current age, number of first-degree relatives with breast cancer, number of breast biopsies, age at menarche, nulliparity or age of first live birth. Currently, no single clinical finding or test result can quantify risk of breast cancer with certainty.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White oval biconvex film coated tablet engraved APO on one side RAL60 on the other side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient raloxifene
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems