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What else should I know about raloxifene?

Calcium and vitamin D 

It's important to get enough calcium and vitamin D. You may be prescribed a daily supplement of calcium and/or vitamin D if your doctor thinks you may have a deficiency.

Other medicines and vaccinations

It's usually fine to take other medicines alongside raloxifene, but check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medications.

There's no reason why you shouldn't have vaccinations while you're on raloxifene.

Alcohol

Alcohol is unlikely to interact with raloxifene. However, heavy drinking is a risk factor for osteoporosis and for having falls so it's recommended that you drink alcohol only in moderation.

Fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Raloxifene isn't usually recommended for pre-menopausal women. It's probably best avoided if you're pregnant or breastfeeding as it's not known how it might affect the baby's development.

Raloxifene can also slightly increase the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which is already increased in pregnancy.

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