Navigation Links
One IV treatment a year rather than a pill a day

One IV treatment a year may prevent osteoporosis. The research involves a drug called zoledronic acid, which is approved for use in cancer patients to treat a condition in which calcium seeps from the bones. The drug was found to slow the rate of bone less and increase bone density, and the effect persisted for at least a year after treatment, long after the medication had disappeared from the blood.//

It will be about five years before doctors know whether the drug really does prevent fractures, because the study was only a one-year look at the medicine's effect on bone itself. The manufacturer, which paid for the research, has already begun the much larger and longer studies. But doctors who treat osteoporosis are excited by the preliminary results.

However, the pills must be taken sitting or standing straight up, before eating, and the patient has to stay upright for 30 minutes without eating or drinking. Side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn and irritation of the esophagus. And research has shown that such patients often skip their pills or do not take them according to instructions. The IV treatment has fewer side effects.

The drug, sold by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. as Zometa, is in a class called bisphosphonates. Two other drugs in this class are used as once-a-day pills to treat osteoporosis; one also is available as a once-a-week pill. Novartis said it does not know how much the drug is likely to cost. If a version of Zometa is approved for use against osteoporosis, it will probably be given another name.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
2. Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments
3. Now umbilical cord helps in stroke treatment.
4. Now AIDS treatment comes dirt-cheap
5. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
6. Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment
7. New drug helps boost cancer treatment
8. Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis
9. Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. New dimension in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... From a health perspective, 2017 will clearly be the Year ... chronic disease, mental health and general physical well-being. The New York Times suggested a ... , For one Charlottesville restaurant, good gut health is clearly on the menu. ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... The V Foundation for Cancer ... its official endurance training and fundraising team, to compete in the Boston Marathon on ... inspired to finish the world’s oldest annual marathon to join Team V and support ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... At Hallmark Nameplate, their ... that they have achieved certification to ISO 13485. This certification is another way they ... to date products and services that they need. , The ISO 13485 Certification is ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Rollerblade®, ... Brake Technology (ABT), an innovative braking system that allows skaters of all levels ... one of the biggest concerns of beginner and intermediate skaters – learning how ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Gym Source, America’s leading ... new showroom at South Dixie Hwy in Miami, FL. , “We are elated to ... “The new innovative in-store concept is designed to give clients a seamless and motivating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... NEW YORK , January 18, 2017 ... perception of people regarding the use of cannabis both for ... not only are more Americans open to the use of ... and financial sectors. According to Arcview Market Research, the North ... 2016, up 30% from the previous year. The research projects ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... and Drug Administration CSL CureVac Daiichi ... Drug Administration FORT Fresenius Pharmaceuticals Gamma ... GlaxoWellcome Global Influenza Programme Grippol ... Targeting Systems Indian Association of Paediatrics Janssen Pharmaceuticals ... Krka Pharmaceuticals Medicago Medicare ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Jan. 17, 2017 Secretary of Health Dr. ... Secretary Gary Tennis are warning Pennsylvanians of ... recent overdose deaths from the drug in ... intended to sedate large animals and is not meant ... comes into contact with it," Secretary Murphy said. "It,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: