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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

Fosamax
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Prolia
Other name: Alendronate Alendronate
Other name: Xgeva Xgeva
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2.5
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Osteoporosis
1.7
Concern level
3.5
Helpfulness
for Osteoporosis
4.2
Concern level
3.6
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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...
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" 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...
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" ...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...
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" ...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....
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" 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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for me to switch from Fosamax to Prolia. My bones have...
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" Saw my MO yesterday, he is going to request insurance approval for me to switch from Fosamax to Prolia. My bones have gotten worse ...Hearing about your experience with... "

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to Prolia (I'm staying on the Fosamax at least until April...
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" ...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...
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" ...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... "

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Prolia and is reversed my loss - I now have normal bone...
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" bad - I have been on Prolia for several years.  I ...for years.  I have no side effects from Prolia and is reversed my loss - I now have normal bone density.  Prolia is a different drug mechanism from... "

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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...
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" 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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