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RX BIN: 015558
RX PCN: HT
Group ID: DDN6600
Card Holder ID: DDN6600

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2018 Price of Raloxifene

Evista 60 mg tablet

$4.37

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Raloxifene volume of distribution

* 2348 L/kg (oral administration of single doses ranging from 30 to 150 mg)

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What is Raloxifene

A second generation selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It has estrogen agonist effects on bone and cholesterol metabolism but behaves as a complete estrogen antagonist on mammary gland and uterine tissue.

Raloxifene mechanism of action

Raloxifene binds to estrogen receptors, resulting in differential expression of multiple estrogen-regulated genes in different tissues. Raloxifene produces estrogen-like effects on bone, reducing resorption of bone and increasing bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, thus slowing the rate of bone loss. The maintenance of bone mass by raloxifene and estrogens is, in part, through the regulation of the gene-encoding transforming growth factor-.3 (TGF-.3), which is a bone matrix protein with antiosteoclastic properties. Raloxifene activates TGF-.3 through pathways that are estrogen receptor-mediated but involve DNA sequences distinct from the estrogen response element. The drug also binds to the estrogen receptor and acts as an estrogen agonist in preosteoclastic cells, which results in the inhibtion of their proliferative capacity. This inhibition is thought to contribute to the drug’s effect on bone resorption. Other mechanisms include the suppression of activity of the bone-resorbing cytokine interleukin-6 promoter activity. Raloxifene also antagonizes the effects of estrogen on mammary tissue and blocks uterotrophic responses to estrogen. By competing with estrogens for the estrogen receptors in reproductive tissue, raloxifene prevents the transcriptional activation of genes containing the estrogen response element. As well, raloxifene inhibits the estradiol-dependent proliferation of MCF-7 human mammary tumor cells in vitro. The mechansim of action of raloxifene has not been fully determined, but evidence suggests that the drug’s tissue-specific estrogen agonist or antagonist activity is related to the structural differences between the raloxifene-estrogen receptor complex (specifically the surface topography of AF-2) and the estrogen-estrogen receptor complex. Also, the existence of at least 2 estrogen receptors (ER., ER.) may contribute to the tissue specificity of raloxifene.

Dosage forms of Raloxifene

DrugDosageQuantityPrice
Evista60mg28 Tablet$48.00
Evista60mg84 Tablet$80.00
Raloxifene60mg28 Tablet$22.00
Raloxifene60mg84 Tablet$48.00
Prescription Generics

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International Brands

Act Raloxifene

Synonyms

(2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-6-hydroxybenzo(b)thien-3-yl)(4-(2-(1-piperidinyl)ethoxy)phenyl)methanone Keoxifene

Manufacturers

Actavis Pharma Company

CAS number

84449-90-1

UNII

YX9162EO3I

State

solid

Affected organisms

Humans and other mammals

Indication of Raloxifene

For the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, as well as prevention and treatment of corticosteroid-induced bone loss. Also for the reduction in the incidence of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or have a high risk for developing breast cancer.

Toxicity of Raloxifene

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