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Osteoporosis FAQ Topic Guide

Osteoporosis FAQ Osteoporosis FAQ: Osteoporosis (or porous bone) is a disease in which bone loss occurs, so bones become weak and are more likely to break. This FAQ includes information about treatment, prevention, medications, symptoms, and causes.

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Osteoporosis FAQ Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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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 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 »

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 »

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, 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 »