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Diabetes Drugs Linked With Higher Risk Of Fractures In Postmenopausal Women

Posted Aug 16 2010 12:46pm

Postmenopausal women taking certain diabetes medications, including the popular drugs Avandia and Actos, may be at increased risk for bone fractures, according to a new study led by the University of Michigan Health System.

The study of more than 3,000 patients showed risk for fractures was higher among patients who took thiasolidinediones, including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone.

Men with diabetes taking both loop diuretics such as such as Lasix or Bumex and TZDs may also be at increased risk of fractures.

The study was published online ahead of print in the Endocrine’s Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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