The Function of Bisphosphonates Drugs

A look at the function of Bisphosphonate drugs, and discussion of causes to side effects. The function of Bisphosphonate drugs is to suppress bone turnover. So what does that mean? Bone acts as a battery of the body. The energy that this battery stores is calcium. Calcium is the most important mineral that the body has, as every nervous system action, muscular action, and … [Read more...]

Can a DXA Scan Predict Fracture?

Can a DXA scan predict fracture? The need for researchers to modify what is currently done with DXA scans to increase accuracy.   As bone density declines, many other functions of the body suffer. Bone stores and manages the most vital mineral to, being calcium, and also generates our red and white blood cells. For the past 50 years DXA scan technology has … [Read more...]

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Looking at one of the more painful and life altering side effects of many osteoporosis medications.   The word "Osteonecrosis" in Latin means bone death. This condition is caused by diminishing blood supply to the particular area of bone. Though most commonly diagnosed in the hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle, as a side … [Read more...]

Uniqueness of a Fosamax Fracture

Individuals who take bisphosphonate medications, such as Fosamax still have a risk of a fracture… A Fosamax fracture. Recently, the medical community has been discussing the uniqueness of bone fracture with individuals who take bisphosphonate medications for osteoporosis. These observations have brought some to the conclusion that the mechanisms of bisphosphonate … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [Read more...]