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Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis ("porous bones", from Greek: /osteon meaning "bone" and /poros meaning "pore") is a disease of bones t...
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Common Osteoporosis treatments discussed around the web
Fosamax 5,612 Actonel 1,785 Forteo 1,598
127,442 conversations around the web about Osteoporosis to help you make a decision
127,442 conversations around the web about Osteoporosis to help you make a decision
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Fosamax
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Ibandronate
Other name: Alendronate (Alendronate)
Other name: Boniva (Boniva)
8 / 10
Satisfaction
4 / 10
Satisfaction
18,157
Discussions around the web
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Osteoporosis
Bone Loss
Cancer
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Osteoporosis
Bone Loss
Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
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Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
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Alendronic acid (International Nonproprietary Name) or alendronate sodium (United States Adopted Name) ? sold as Fosamax by Merck & Co.|Merck ? is a bisphosphonate medication used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is ma...
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Top Concerns
Fos
Joint Pain
7
GERD
7
Arthritis
6
Weight Gain
6
Tiredness
5
Heartburn
5
Hot Flashes
5
Bone Pain
5
Stomach Problems
5
Back Pain
4
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Bone Pain
8
Nausea
7
Flu Like Symptoms
7
Tiredness
7
Heartburn
6
Diarrhea
5
Stomach Problems
5
Joint Pain
5
Arthritis
5
Back Pain
5
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Iba
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5
Weight Gain
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Iba
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Tiredness
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Iba
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Heartburn
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Iba
5
6
Hot Flashes
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Iba
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Bone Pain
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Iba
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Stomach Problems
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Iba
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Iba
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Nausea
Iba
Fos
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Flu Like Symptoms
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Tiredness
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Heartburn
Iba
Fos
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Diarrhea
Iba
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Stomach Problems
Iba
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Joint Pain
Iba
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7
Arthritis
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Alendronic acid (International Nonproprietary Name) or alendronate sodium (United States Adopted Name) ? sold as Fosamax by Merck & Co.|Merck ? is a bisphosphonate medication used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is ma...
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and my doctor prescribed Fosamax. I took it for...
" ...Fosamax. I took it for years, but it caused severe heartburn that I could not handle. When I complained to the doctor, he offered Boniva. Reading the label, I found that it too could affect the es... "

cost I went to the generic Ibandronate (monthly) It seems...
" ...too late but I changed from Fosamax to Boniva because my physician felt ...my employer. In order to reduce cost I went to the generic Ibandronate (monthly) It seems to work. Just something to ... "

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have stopped taking my once-a-month ibandronate. During the...
" ...similar drugs; i.e., Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, etc., for ...the seminar, have stopped taking my once-a-month ibandronate. During the Q&A segment, she did mention Denosumab and Teriparapeptide, b... "

snapped. She had taken Fosamax for 5 years and stopped...
" ...snapped. She had taken Fosamax for 5 years ...A. The FDA approved Fosamax in 1995 to treat osteoporosis. A decade later ...(bisphosphonates such as alendronate, ibandronate or risedronate) f... "

Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate)...
" ...2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an increased... "

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(Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), and risedronate (Actonel)....
" ...prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Bisphosphonates taken by mouth include alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), and risedronate (Actonel). Most are taken by mouth,... "

Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate)...
" ...2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an increased... "

years on Fosamax (which sounds similar to Ibandronate)...
" ...will work and has many possible problems. Julie is on Pamidronate after several years on Fosamax (which sounds similar to Ibandronate) because of the problems and the fact that it... "

the drugs are: ibandronate (Boniva), alendronate (Fosamax),...
" ...preventing the possible breakdowns. Some of the drugs are: ibandronate (Boniva), alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and others. Hormonal therapy can also help.... "

new medication, ibandronate (brand name Boniva) that works...
" ...read about a new medication, ibandronate (brand name Boniva) that works like Actonel and Fosamax, but it is given as... "

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