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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Fosamax 6,140 Actonel 1,904 Forteo 1,742
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Fosamax vs Prolia

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Other name: Alendronate (Alendronate)
Other name: Xgeva (Xgeva)
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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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Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis, treatment induced bone loss, bone metastases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma and giant cell tumor of bone. It was developed by the company Amgen.Denosumab is design...
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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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Denosumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody for the treatment of osteoporosis, treatment induced bone loss, bone metastases, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma and giant cell tumor of bone. It was developed by the company Amgen.Denosumab is design...
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on Fosamax for years prior but was not helping, per my bone...
" I have been on Prolia 2 years now, jaw pain continues. Dentist blames Prolia, my Rheumotolgist says it can't be from Prolia. Was on Fosamax for years prior but was not helping, per my bone density... "

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shot is just under the skin so really doesn't hurt. Fosomax...
" ...shot last month. I've never had any side effects whatsoever. The shot is just under the skin so really doesn't hurt. Fosomax gave me rashes as... "

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Fosamax weekly which did nothing in five years for me. I...
" ...my first injection of Prolia end of December and so far no side effects. Injection was absolutely painless. ...but it sure beats taking Fosamax weekly which did nothing in five years for me. I live in... "

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ve all the heartburn side effects of stuff like fosamax....
" jersey, I got a prolia shot a couple of months ...also read them that shows prolia may be very effective in ...but either way the prolia is no problem and actually does not have all the heartburn side... "

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to Prolia (I'm staying on the Fosamax at least until April...
" ...to schedule bone density prior to Prolia (I'm staying on the Fosamax at least until April 2016 which will be 2 year b.d.). The tech at the b.d. place said yes, I should qualify for an earlier... "

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Prolia? I have taken Fosamax since last July and now...
" ...hear you have had no problems with Prolia. I have a few questions ...such as Fosamax previously? Also, have you had another bone density test since you started Prolia? I have taken Fosamax since last... "

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2013. Fosamax gave me...
" I've had 2 Prolia shots. No SE. Will be getting a ...diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2013. Fosamax gave me... "

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on Fosamax for ten years and stopped about ten years ago...
" I was on Fosamax for ten years and stopped ...when the side effects of Fosomax were made public. If you ...many!! I have only been on Prolia a few weeks and so far have had no problems. My hope is that... "

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discomfort. Fosamax gave me many side effects including a...
" Judy, go to www.prolia.ca and it has lots of information. There is also a Provital Support Program which provides valuable information. You can speak with a nurse (have done so) Monday to Friday from... "

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And both of us took Fosamax for 5 years. A lot of good...
" ...class of meds similar to Fosamax can have lasting painful side ...Prolia.  I am someone who got permanent severe skin inflammation and bone pain from just one Prolia injection 3 years ago.  I... "

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