Osteoporosis Topic Guide

Osteoporosis Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to lose calcium and mass making them fragile, affects mostly post-menopausal women. Medications are available to slow or help prevent this process, including estrogen replacement therapy. It is possible to slow or even reverse osteoporosis, but often it becomes disabling.

Osteoporosis Topic Guide - Visuals

Osteoporosis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

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 »

teriparatide Teriparatide

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

zoledronic acid Zoledronic Acid

Zoledronic acid (sometimes called zoledronate) is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can ...learn more »

risedronate Risedronate

Risedronate 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 »

raloxifene (oral) Raloxifene (oral)

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

conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone Conjugated Estrogens And Medroxyprogesterone

Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body. Conjugated estrogens are a mixture of estro...learn more »

estropipate Estropipate

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

esterified estrogens Esterified Estrogens

Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is 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 produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for 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 »

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