Drug type: Evista is a hormone therapy. This medication is classified as an Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM). (For more detail, see "How this drug works" section below).
What this drug is used for:
This medicine is given to prevent or treat osteoporosis (bone thinning) in women who have stopped having their periods (postmenopausal).
Raloxifen has been approved for reduction in risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis and for postmenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer.