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Drugs for Osteoporosis by Health Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat Osteoporosis: Alendronate (fosamax®) Bisphosphonates Boniva Calcitonin (miacalcin®) Calcitonin Calcium supplements Estrogen replacement therapy Forteo Parathyroid hormone Raloxifene (evista®) Raloxifene Risedronate (actonel®) Te ... Read on »
Hold Off on the Once-a-year Drug for Osteoporosis by Pam Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm The big news today is that Reclast, the once-a-year bisphosphonate drug injection, is being recommended for osteoporosis. It has previously been approved for Paget’s disease, a more serious bone disease. Now Novartis is seeking approval for its use with osteoporosis. According to Reuters, "However, serious atrial fibrillation —an abnormal he ... Read on »
More Dangerous Drugs for Osteoporosis by Pam Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm This is a great example of the brain-washing that we have all been subjected to by the drug companies. There was a news article yesterday headlined, "Depression can weaken bones, Israeli study shows."   This article was in Reuters, Oct 30, 2006. I won’t link to it because these news links get broken really quickly. But you can probably find ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Safety update for osteoporosis drugs, bisphosphonates, and atypical fractures by FDA Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 9:12am Safety Announcement Additional Information for Patients Additional Information for Healthcare Professionals Data Summary Safety Announcement [10-13-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public regarding information previously communicated describing the risk of atypical ... Read on »
New Merck osteoporosis drug boosts bone density by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 12:50pm New drug for osteoporosis Link: New Merck osteoporosis drug boosts bone density. (AP) -- A new type of osteoporosis drug being developed by Merck & Co. increased bone density over two years in postmenopausal women with mild osteoporosis, the company reported Tuesday. Read on »
FDA Advisers Call for Revised Labels for Osteoporosis Drugs by HealthFinder Posted Fri 09 Sep 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Research suggests potential health risks associated with long-term use of bisphosphonates. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Osteoporosis drug patients report bone fractures caused by drugs by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 02 Sep 2010 10:49pm Posted by Neill Abayon Reports of bone fractures are widespread among patients taking osteoporosis drugs, a New York Times analysis of askapateint.com concludes. "My mother was taking Fosamax from 1995 until 2005 for osteoporosis," one woman wrote in 2006. "She had severe esophageal ulcerations, nausea, jaw bone loss and verti ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Ongoing safety review of oral osteoporosis drugs (bisphosphonates) and potential increased risk o by FDA Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 2:46pm Safety Announcement [07-21-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer). There have been conflicting findi ... Read on »
Osteoporosis drugs increase risk ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 8:55pm Osteoporosis drugs increase risk for heart problems Irregular heartbeat is side effect of common osteoporosis medications 29 oct 2008--People who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis may be at risk for serious atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeats, according to a new study. The research, presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual ... Read on »
How Long Should You Take Osteoporosis Drugs? by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 10:02pm FDA Consumer Update An FDA review of clinical studies measuring the effectiveness of long-term bisphosphonates use shows that some patients may be able to stop using bisphosphonates after three to five years and still continue to benefit from their use, says Marcea Whitaker, M.D., a medical officer at FDA’s Center for ... Read on »