Just One Dose Bolstered Elderly Bones
A single dose of one osteoporosis medication may be enough to help patients — even those who are very frail.
Breaking News on Osteoporosis Medications
Women with osteoporosis (brittle bones) have two effective treatment choices: Prolia (denosumab) and Reclast (zoledronic acid). So which is more effective? A recent study did a side-by-side comparison.
Bone Loss Rx May Slow Bone Growth
After menopause, many women need treatment for bone loss due to osteoporosis. But a medication that prevents bone loss may also have the side effect of inhibiting bone growth.
Don't Fear the Fracture
Past studies have raised concerns that a type of osteoporosis drug may boost the risk of unusual bone fractures. Now research suggests this risk may be overstated.
Breaking News on Bone Drugs
They're designed to strengthen bones. This class of drugs known as bisphosphorates is also prescribed to cancer patients to treat excessive calcium in the blood. These drugs can actually increase the risks of unusual bone fractures.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Reclast
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast ( zoledronic acid) to better inform healthcare professionals and patients of the risk of kidney (renal) failure.