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Understanding Osteoporosis Medications (cont.)

Investigational Drugs for Osteoporosis

  • Etidronate (Didronel): This is another bisphosphonate approved by the FDA for treatment in Paget's disease.
  • Lasofoxifene: This is a SERM that decreases bone loss. It has favorable effects on blood cholesterol level and may prevent the growth of certain breast cancer cells.
  • Basedoxifene: This is another SERM currently undergoing clinical trials.
  • Strontium (Protos): This is an oral drug in development in Europe, Australia, and Japan. It decreases breakdown of bone and increases bone formation.

For More Information on Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation

North American Menopause Society

International Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation, Medications To Prevent & Treat Osteoporosis

The National Women's Health Information Center, Osteoporosis

breastcancer.org, Bone Strength, Osteoporosis, Medications

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/11/2016
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