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Optimum Period is Five Years to Treat Osteoporosis: Study

...hat women who stopped using a bisphosphonate named alendronate after using it regularly for half a decade seemed to have the same incidence of fractures of spine as those who continued using it for a indefinite time period. Over thousand women took part in the research for a period of ten years. The scientists,...

Women Faces No Risk on Discontinuation of Osteoporosis Drug

...risk for as long as five more years. The study on alendronate was led by researchers at the University of Califo...ration have shown reductions in fracture risk with alendronate treatment. This was the first study to examine the effects on fracture using the drug longer than fi...

Osteoporosis Meds and Jaw Pain: What's the Risk?

...sphosphonate drugs, a class of drugs that includes alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and others. Estimates indicate about 20 cases of osteonecrosis may occur in a year in this large group of people. Osteonecrosis is characterized by jaw pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed jaw...

Actonel Treats Hip Fractures In A Better Way Than Alendronate

...s likely to sustain a hip fracture as those taking alendronate in the first year of treatment. 'The rapid onset o...reated with once-weekly doses of either Actonel or alendronate in 'real-life' clinical practice. Results showed that at six months patients on Actonel had a 46% (p...

Women More Persistent with Monthly Osteoporosis Treatment

...riod. 542 were prescribed a single 70mg dose of alendronate once a week and the remainder received a single mo...he monthly ibandronate group and 395 in the weekly alendronate group. Of these, just under 57 per cent of patients receiving monthly ibandronate tablets, togeth...

Bone fracture risk reduced by drug

Treatment with the drug alendronate (Fosamax) can reduce the risk of vertebral bone fr...alf the women randomly received five milligrams of alendronate for two years and 10 milligrams thereafter while the other half took a placebo. The risk of vertebr...

Preventing Osteoporosis

...l bone density. A new study shows that the drug // alendronate if taken daily for 10 years can increase bone dens...ears. The study showed women on 10 milligrams of alendronate daily increased their bone density compared to women not on the drug. Women on 5 milligrams had smal...

The Answer To Prevent Osteoporosis

...ilding bone as you age. A new study shows the drug alendronate taken daily for 10 years increases // bone density...esearch is the result of following patients taking alendronate for up to a decade. The research began with a three-year study on women taking the drug or a placeb...

Reducing The Risk Of Fractures After a Heart Transplant

...eive treatment with either the bisphosphonate drug alendronate or calcitriol, a form of vitamin D. All began the ...r transplant. At a one-year follow up, patients on alendronate had a reduction in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine of 0.7 percent. The calcitriol group had...

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