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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 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... "

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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e loss. Anyone who took Fosamax for 5 yrs or more is p...
" ...necrosis of the jaw. I recently had to have root canal instead of extraction because of possible necrosis problems. The dentist said to stay on Prolia as it does help prevent bone loss. Anyone who... "

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o more pills. I was on Fosamax for 5 years and that drug d...
" ...doctor has prescribed the Prolia injection which is given by sub-q injection every six months. I had the injection on Dec. 30th and so far have had no side effects. The injection was quick ...no more... "

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o more pills. I was on Fosamax for 5 years and that drug d...
" ...doctor has prescribed the Prolia injection which is given by sub-q injection every six months. I had the injection on Dec. 30th and so far have had no side effects. The injection was quick ...no more... "

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