Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Celvista; Evista; Keoxifene; LY 139481; LY 156758; Optruma; Sevista (raloxifene)

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Eli Lilly
  • Class Antineoplastics; Calcium regulators; Osteoporosis therapies; Small molecules; Stilbenes
  • Mechanism of Action Selective estrogen receptor modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Breast cancer
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Breast cancer; Fracture; Postmenopausal osteoporosis
  • No development reported Cardiovascular disorders; Endometriosis; Hypercholesterolaemia; Leiomyoma; Vasomotor symptoms

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 01 Apr 2014 Authorised generic raloxifene licensed to Prasco Laboratories in USA
  • 04 Mar 2014 First generic equivalent approved for Postmenopausal osteoporosis in USA
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