How Well It Works
Bone. Studies show that raloxifene increases bone density in the bones of the spine and neck. This lowers the risk for broken spinal bones.Reference 1 Although raloxifene works much like estrogen, it may not be as effective on bone.
Breast cancer. Among high-risk women, raloxifene lowers the risk of breast cancer about as much as tamoxifen does.Reference 2
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 6, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine