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Published: 8/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
RALOXIFENE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS 60mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Raloxifene hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white oval tablet, major axis: approx.12.1mm, minor axis: approx. 6.6mm
 Print on wrapping:
ラロキシフェン塩酸塩60mg「トーワ」,Raloxifene Hydrochloride 60,骨粗鬆症の薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine normalizes bone metabolic imbalance due to depressed secretion of female hormone (estrogen) in postmenopausal women. Consequently, improves the low bone mass and reduces the risk of bone fracture.
Usually used for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have or ever had venous thromboembolism.
    If you are prolonged immobilization (e.g., post-surgical recovery, prolonged bed rest).
    If you are diagnosed as antiphospholipid syndrome.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (60mg of the active ingredient) once a day. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you missed a dose, take the missed last dose as soon as possible. However, DO NOT take double doses or take 2 doses per day to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than prescribed), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include hot flash, breast tenderness, nausea, heavy sweating, itch, leg cramps, etc. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • swelling/redness of the calf on one side of the leg, pain when pressing the calf [deep vein thrombosis]
  • sudden feel of breath shortness or chest pain [pulmonary embolism]
  • sudden decrease of visual acuity [retinal vein thrombosis]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, nausea [hepatic dysfunction]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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