I’ve had multiple prophylactic surgeries to prevent cancer (family history is strong).
I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis which my doctor considers “severe”, especially for my age (45).
She is recommending I begin Forteo/Tymlos, Prolia or Reclast in that order (she feels oral meds are second to injection/infusion due to absorption).
I’m concerned about cancer risk (although the doc says there is no concern for humans)… read more
I was on Forteo two years. This is the maximum time to be on this drug. It has a black box warning as many, many drugs do that over two years there is a possibility of cancer. No physician should ever prescribe it over 24 months. I had no problems. In the past 24 years of severe osteoporosis, I have never responded positively to any treatment other than Forteo which did build a little bone mass.
i have a 92 yr old neighbor who has been on reclast for several years.....has had no problems with it./...walks every day....plays golf twice a week when the weather is good....very active little lady
I am a nurse for many years. Many drugs have "black box warnings." It simply is a warning in one out of a ...................could, possibly, maybe get a condition/cancer if certain types of drugs are taken pass they limit. I cannot tell you the hundreds of drugs that have this warning. We would never take anything if we went by all the warnings. But, with that said 24 months is the cut off of treatment.
I took Forteo for two years and it increased my bone density and dexa score. I had to get off after 2 years. No side affects from it. Now I am facing taking something else like Prolia or Reclast and scared to death with both of these! Has anyone ever used either of these drugs and we’re there any side affects?