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Osteoporosis

Evista and Blood Thinning

09/04/2002

Question:

I have been on Evista for 3 years and on Fosamax for 1 year. I notice that whenever I get a tiny cut(like a paper cut), I bleed very easily. Does Evista have a blood thinning effect? If so, should I avoid taking aspirin occasionally?

Answer:

Evista is not reported to cause blood thinning. It is known to increase the risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs. An occasional aspirin should not be a problem.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati