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What are side effects of raloxifene?

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The most common side effects with raloxifene are hot flashes. It also increases the risk of blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung). Studies show that the risk of blood clots over a five year period is less than 1% for women who did not have a history of blood clots. Patients taking raloxifene should avoid tobacco use and prolonged periods of immobility during travel, when blood clots are more prone to occur.

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health. FDA news release. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health. FDA news release. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 23, 2017

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