Osteopenia Topic Guide

Osteopenia Osteopenia: Osteopenia is bone weakening and different from osteoporosis in that the loss of bone density in osteoporosis is more severe. Learn about osteopenia signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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Osteopenia Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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alendronate and cholecalciferol Alendronate And Cholecalciferol

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

ibandronate Ibandronate

Ibandronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent...learn more »

zoledronic acid Zoledronic Acid

Reclast and Zometa are two different brands of zoledronic acid.

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risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate is used to treat osteoporosis caused by menopause, or steroid use. This medicine is for use when you have a high risk of bone fracture due to os...learn more »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

Raloxifene is used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

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alendronate Alendronate

Alendronate is used to treat osteoporosis caused by menopause, steroid use, or gonadal failure. This medicine is for use when you have a high risk of bone f...learn more »

calcium and vitamin D combination Calcium And Vitamin D Combination

Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for many functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium./...learn more »

cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)

Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium...learn more »

calcitriol (oral) Calcitriol (oral)

Calcitriol is a form of vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach...learn more »