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Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...ucted to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of bisphosphonates in treating bone complications....

Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off

...alone basis. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and bisphosphonates are the most prescribed drugs. Calcium, vitamins a...tors (SERMs) such as Raloxifene and new generation bisphosphonates such as Risedronate have not been introduced in the Indian market. These drugs have a better efficac...

First head-to-head trials of once weekly Fosamax and Actonel therapies

...onate) once-weekly 35mg. Fosamax and Actonel, both bisphosphonates indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women are co-marketed by Aventis and Procter & Gamble through the Alliance for// Better Bone Health. The trial called FACTs(Fosamax Actonel Comparison Trials), is being sponsored by Merck...

Campaign To Create Awareness For Following A stricter Drug Regime For Osteoporosis

...ective effect is highest in patients who have used bisphosphonates consistently for more than a year. The report also explains that the biggest reason for people not sticking to the treatment is because osteoporosis is an "invisible disease" and there are no immediate benefits from taking treatment. Prof. Reginste...

Drugs With Bisphosphonates Packs Osteonecrosis Risk

...erapy has no treatment.” Patients who are taking bisphosphonates should inform their dentist to prevent complicatio...therapy,” the authors state. “Widespread use of bisphosphonates to prevent or treat early osteoporosis in relatively young women and the likelihood of long-term use...

ADA outlines associated risks with use of oral bisphosphonate.

...t on all patients about to begin therapy with oral bisphosphonates (or as soon as possible after beginning therapy), and that patients on these drugs be educated on maintaining oral hygiene, which is the best way to prevent oral diseases that may require dental surgery. The ADA notes that dentists, generally, wil...

Bisphosphonates to Treat Multiple Myeloma

Regarding the use of bisphosphonates in treatment or prevention of bone diseases in Mul... recommendations for the myeloma patients for whom bisphosphonates are indicated. They said pamidronate should be the bisphosphonate of choice for patients who are sta...

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

... exposed jawbone. It's not fully known how oral bisphosphonates are associated with osteonecrosis or why it occurs in the jaw. Most cases have occurred after tooth removal or oral surgery. The risk of osteonecrosis appears to be higher for people who take the drug intravenously, which is a treatment for some canc...

Optimum Period is Five Years to Treat Osteoporosis: Study

...ered a spinal fracture . The studies reveal that bisphosphonates do not trigger off any potentially hazardous side effects even when used long term for up to a decade. . Professor Dennis Black, the lead researcher opined that the results were quite conclusive in terms of understanding clearly how much time a pat...

Doctors Hopeful for Elizabeth Edwards

...Harvard Medical School. A group of drugs called bisphosphonates are used to strengthen and heal the bone. The drugs, Zometa and Aredia, are similar to drugs taken to combat osteoporosis but are more powerful and are given intravenously rather than orally. "Doctors may also start specific treatment against the t...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

Patients treated with intravenous bisphosphonates are at an increased risk of jaw or facial bone det...ound an association between the use of intravenous bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw or facial bones, a condition in which poor blood supply to the area lea...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...ment of DNA between bacteria. It was found that bisphosphonates could block the spot where the enzyme handled DNA....coli, and that further testing will reveal whether bisphosphonates also attack similar species like Acinetobacter baumannii (hospital-acquired pneumonia), Staphylococc...

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