Understanding Osteoporosis Medications Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ibandronate Ibandronate

Ibandronate is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Ibandron...learn more »

teriparatide Teriparatide

Teriparatide is a man-made form of a hormone called parathyroid that exists naturally in the body. Teriparatide increases bone density and increases bone str...learn more »

zoledronic acid Zoledronic Acid

Zoledronic acid (sometimes called zoledronate) is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). Zoledronic acid inhibits the release of ...learn more »

risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Risedronat...learn more »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

Raloxifene affects the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, and reduces loss of bone tissue...learn more »

alendronate Alendronate

Alendronate is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Alendron...learn more »

conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone Conjugated Estrogens And Medroxyprogesterone

Conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone are a mixture of estrogen hormones. Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries that is necessary f...learn more »

etidronate Etidronate

Etidronate is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body...learn more »

calcitonin injection Calcitonin Injection

Calcitonin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the thyroid gland...learn more »

estropipate Estropipate

Estropipate is a form of estrogen. Estrogen is a female sex hormone necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »

esterified estrogens Esterified Estrogens

Estrogen is a female sex hormone necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »

conjugated estrogens (oral) Conjugated Estrogens (oral)

Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body...learn more »

estradiol transdermal Estradiol Transdermal

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body...learn more »

estradiol topical (for use on skin) Estradiol Topical (for Use On Skin)

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone that regulates many processes in the body...learn more »

calcium carbonate Calcium Carbonate

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance....learn more »

calcitonin nasal Calcitonin Nasal

Calcitonin is a man-made form of a hormone that occurs naturally in the thyroid gland...learn more »



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