Medications for Osteoporosis (Bisphosphonates)

Bisphosphonates Facts and Risks The following is a summary of existing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications, and their known side effects: Some of the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis drugs are Bisphosphonates. These are the most common drugs prescribed by physicians for osteoporosis treatment. These drugs are antiresorptive medicines, … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis Medications (Non-Bisphosphonates)

Non-Bisphosphonates Facts and Risks The following are side effects of the non-bisphosphonate drugs on the market. The two drugs listed here are the most commonly prescribed in this category, but others are currently in development, and could potentially be released soon. Raloxifene (Evista) is an osteoporosis medication. The following is the list of side effects found on … [Read more...]

DXA Scan. How Often

What is a DXA scan? How often should I have a DXA scan? A DXA scan is test of X-ray absorbiometry by sending two X-rays into a bone from different directions, each of which is of a different energy level. The level of absorption dictates the level of density or porosity the bone may have.  Though there are other methods of testing bone mass density, the DXA scan is the … [Read more...]