Evista. Definition

Medical Definition: Evista

A drug used to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk of contracting the disease or osteoporosis. It is also used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Is also being studied to prevent breast cancer in some premenopausal women, and for the prevention and treatment of other conditions. Evista blocks the effects of the hormone estrogen in the breast and increases the amount of calcium in the bones. A type of selective modulator of estrogen receptor (SERMs). Also called raloxifene hydrochloride.

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