Recent Examples of bisphosphonate from the Web
Moreover, patients who take them are usually switched over to bisphosphonates after 18 to 24 months to maintain bone density.
Some work by a different mechanism than the bisphosphonates and have a different profile of side effects.
Fosamax was the first of several bisphosphonate drugs that work by slowing the turnover of bone cells.
Use of oral bisphosphonates fell by 50 percent between 2008 and 2012.
Then in the early 2000s, alarming news reports began to appear linking extended use of bisphosphonates to two uncommon bone problems: a very rare fracture of the femur and an even rarer condition called osteonecrosis of the jaw.
High doses from supplements may have unpleasant side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea and abdominal cramps, and may prevent some drugs (such as certain antibiotics and bisphosphonates) from doing their jobs.
Bisphosphonates include Fosomax, Reclast and Zometa to name a few and denosumab is sold under the brand names Prolia and Xgeva.
The new advisory uses fresh data to guide doctors to prescribe bisphosphonates or denosumab for five years.
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medical Definition of bisphosphonate
- … among the pharmacological approaches for treating osteoporosis, use of bisphosphonates increases bone mineral density and reduces the risk of vertebral fractures.
- —Charles Marwick, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 26 Apr. 2000
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