The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 152
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 152

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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i I ! "1 f ( I Now that you're through with menopause, your body makes 80 less estrogen. Losing estrogen can mean losing bone. Left untreated, that can lead to osteoporosis. But now there's a new way to prevent osteoporosis: Evista. Evista isn't a traditional hormone. It's a SERM: Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, and it's been tested in clinical trials with over 12,000 women worldwide. In most women, Evista preserves bones and helps keep them strong. And while it preserves bones, it may also help lower cholesterol. Evista can even increase bone mass -though not quite as much as estrogen replacements. Importantly, women taking Evista had no increased risk of breast or uterine cancer in studies of up to three years. And most women didn't get the bleeding, bloating, and breast tenderness often associated with estrogen replacements. Evista is for the prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. If you are Caucasian or Asian, have a slender build, do not exercise, or have a family history of osteoporosis, you may be at increased risk. Also, if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, you should take calcium supplements. Your doctor will tell you that Evista will not help with hot flashes and its effect on fractures is not yet known. If you are or can still become pregnant, have liver problems, or have had blood clots that required a doctor's treatment, Evista is not for you. Similar to estrogen replacements, taking Evista may increase the risk of these clots - being immobile for a long time adds to that risk. The most commonly reported side effects of Evista were hot flashes and leg cramps, although most women didn't find them serious enough to stop taking Evista. Ask your doctor about Evista. It's available by prescription only. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-384-7823, visit, and read the next page. Because now you have a new choice. I 11 ( ? I i raloxifene HCI There's life after menopause. n " - - "

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