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What is the best drug for osteoperosis?

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What is the best drug for osteoperosis?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

The best first line drug is fosamax

It is cheap, effective and we know how to use it now

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Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry but studies show differently."We now have some excellent drugs for bone loss. In the bisphosphonate family, Actonel is ranked No 1, with Fosamax a close second," and Boniva a distant third, because it has not yet been shown to reduce hip fracture."
Dr. Riaz, Doctor of Phatmscy
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Actonel is once a month and Fosamax once a week.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
First, make sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D. If you and are still losing bone mass, then ask your PCP to start treatment with Actonel once a month. It is a long-term commitment. The chances are, you will be on it for a long time. Hope this clarifies things for you.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It is about a 5 year committment to these drugs

after that they start to have negative effects on bone remodeling.

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.

I would stick with Calcium and Vitamin D

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any more issues?