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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
2/25/2015 6:08:06 PM

Reviewer: birdgirl, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Dr switched me from fosamax to evista because I had been on it for more than 5 years. Fosamax increased my bone density from mild osteo to osteopenia. Will have dexa after another year, so don't know about effectiveness of evista yet. Side effects have been mild: some hot flashes, foot and leg cramps mostly at night. Nothing troubling. If this continues and my bone density also increases I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/11/2014 5:39:04 PM

Reviewer: dianew, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After discussion with dr today, will go off Evista for one year. I've not seen a decrease in bone density after multiple years on this drug. I have experienced extended years of hot flashes, leg cramps and other symptoms that I attributed to menopause from 2007 but learned today that Evista also causes same symptoms. Also had to have cat scan for possible blood clot after chest pain, blood c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
9/10/2014 7:06:23 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking this medication for one year with few side effects, only some weight gain and few leg cramps. I will have another bone density test soon and hope to see some results.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/23/2014 11:19:14 PM

Reviewer: caulfipj, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Evista 60mg for two years now with no side effects. It has had positive effects as my most recent scan showed a significant increase in bone density.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
4/29/2014 1:05:50 AM

Reviewer: BC survivor 8yrs, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking Evista for approximately 3 weeks prescribed by my gynocologist; I am an 8 year breast cancer survivor and 2 year post hysterectomy. I have suffered from hot flashes for the past 5 years and they finally started to lessen until I started taking Evista and the hot flashes have returned with a vengence. I have pain into my left foot and left toe feels like a fractured bone) Hot f ... Show Full Comment

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