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What osteoporosis drug treatment would be recommended for an

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What osteoporosis drug treatment would be recommended for an 81 yr young women. Taking no other prescribed medication except for hypothyroid. Has stenosis of the spine with multiple small fractures as well. Something with minimal side effects..

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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
No problem with indigestion, heartburn, reflux, or ulcers/gastritis?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
None, occasional headache.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, above calcium and vitamin D supplements, I've had the most success with Boniva as to relative litlle problem with side effects. The problem with prescribing any given medication to a particular patient is that there is no way to determine beforehand whether there will be any untoward effects.
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