Calcium vs. Evista


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Calcium and Evista. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 112,758 people who take Calcium and Evista, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

eHealthMe has released original studies on market drugs and worked with leading universities and institutions such as IBM, London Health Science Centre, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University and VA. eHealthMe studies have now been referenced in over 500 peer-reviewed medical publications.

How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on calcium and raloxifene hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Calcium and Evista, respectively), and Calcium and Evista (the brand names). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Calcium?

Calcium has active ingredients of calcium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Calcium 85,927 users)

What is Evista?

Evista has active ingredients of raloxifene hydrochloride. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Evista 24,603 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 16, 2019

112,758 people who take Calcium and Evista are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Calcium vs Evista drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Calcium (calcium)
  • Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

  1. Pain
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Fall
  4. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  5. Drug Ineffective
  6. Pain In Extremity
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Dizziness
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Pain
  6. Headache (pain in head)
  7. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  8. Fall
  9. Dizziness
  10. Pain In Extremity

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Fall
  2. Pain In Extremity
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Dizziness
  5. Depression
  6. Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  7. Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  8. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  9. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
  10. Back Pain
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Pain
  4. Femur Fracture
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Anxiety
  7. Dizziness
  8. Arthralgia (joint pain)
  9. Rash
  10. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 5.17 %
  • somewhat: 25.29 %
  • moderate: 37.36 %
  • high: 24.71 %
  • very high: 7.47 %
  • not at all: 3.95 %
  • somewhat: 21.23 %
  • moderate: 41.0 %
  • high: 25.81 %
  • very high: 8.01 %

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DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

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