1 pill every morning
Take one evista once per day
TOOK ONE TABLET A DAY, ALSO FOUND OUT IT HELPS TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER. I HAVE BEEN TAKING FOR OVER 5 YEARS NOW, I NEVER HAD A SIDE EFFECT, TAKE EVERYNIGHT WITH MY MEAL. NO ADVERSE EFFECTS. I WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
I take one pill once each day. The dosage on the bottle reads 100/25.
I was given one month's free sample of Evista by my doctor. I took one 60 mg pill each morning with 600 mg Calcium with Vitamin D as directed by my doctor. I also walk 30 minutes daily on my treadmill, again at my Dr.'s direction. I refilled the presciption at a local discount "member's only" store and paid $106 for one month of the drug. I have since purchased the drug on line for about half the cost. Once I receive it, I will resume taking the drug. Looks like I'll have about a two week vacation. Biggest concerns about taking this drug are blood clots and stroke. You are not allowed to smoke and alcohol consumption needs to be kept to a low level because it's not good for the bones. Other lifestlye issues related to healthy bones are followed.
It is expensive. My health benefits are not very good, so it costs around $100.00 a month. Other than the periodic leg cramps, I have no other side effects.
As above, once a day.
Have been on Evista for two years following a diagnosis of ostiopaenia. Just had a bone density test and my density has increased, showing no signs of osteopaenia.
I have osteopenia. Was on Actonel for 1-1/2 yrs. Had a bone density test. No growth of bone from medicine. Changed to Evista and prempro hormone stopped to prevent risk of breast cancer. (Evista contains bone and hormone medicine). Had another bone density test 1-1/2 yrs. later. More bone loss. Dr. changed medicine to Fosamax, but it does not contain any hormone and I am Terribly Missing that part of it! Has been a couple of weeks since I stopped taking it and everyone around me IS A BEAR (grrrrr). Of course, it's not me, it's them. Need to F/U with doc.
When I was 27 years old I had to have a hysterectomy due to endometriosis. So I went thru a surgical menopause. My Dr. did not put me on any meds for prevention of osteoporosis then. If he had I most likely would not have osteo. so severely now. My age now is 55. I am angry that back then my dr. did not do that or recommend that I needed meds. Now the dr. I am seeing has had me on Evista 60mg. daily for years and recently after my bone density and the other bone test, she decided to put me on Fosomax. I had tried it before and cannot take it or Actonel due to acid reflux problems I have. I went back on the Evista and just have to be careful not to stand too long or my back really starts to hurt. It is too bad that Dr's don't prescribe a drug for osteo if they are putting us thru surgical menopause. They should know better. Call me mad about what happened to me.