Treatments for Osteoporosis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for osteoporosis. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Actonel (Risedronate)

Overview
Actonel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Actonel is also indicated for men with osteoporosis and people with ... read more

Alendronate or Alendronic acid

Overview
Alendronate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Alendronate is also indicated to increase bone mass in men with ... read more

Atelvia (Risedronate)

Overview
Atelvia is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Atelvia is also referred to by its drug name, Risedronate, or Risendronic acid. ... read more

Boniva (Ibandronate)

Overview
Boniva is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Boniva is also referred to by its drug name, Ibandronate, or... read more

Calcitonin

Overview
Calcitonin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have been postmenopausal for at least five years. Calcitonin may ... read more

Calcium and vitamin D

Overview
Calcium is an important mineral in the human body. A sufficient level of calcium is necessary for building and maintaining bones as well as blood clotting and the proper functioning of nerves and musc... read more

Clinical trials

Overview
Depending on several factors, you may be eligible to participate in clinical trials studying new treatments for osteoporosis. Eligibility may be based on specifics of your condition and the severity o... read more

Duavee (Conjugated estrogens/Bazedoxifene)

Overview
Duavee is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats, and prevent po... read more

Evista (Raloxifene)

Overview
Evista is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Evista may be referred to by its drug name, Raloxifene... read more

Exercise

Overview
People with osteoporosis, especially those who have experienced fractures, may avoid exercise for fear of falling or causing additional fractures. However, staying physically active is important for s... read more

Forteo (Teriparatide [rDNA origin])

Overview
Forteo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture. Forteo is also indicated to treat me... read more

Fortical (Calcitonin-salmon [rDNA origin])

Overview
Fortical is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have been postmenopausal for at least five years. Fortical may be i... read more

Fosamax (Alendronate)

Overview
Fosamax is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Fosamax is also indicated to increase bone mass in men with osteopor... read more

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Overview
Estrogens and progesterone are hormones that have a protective effect on bone density. As women enter menopause, their bodies stop producing these hormones, raising the risk that they will develop ost... read more

Ibandronate or Ibandronic acid

Overview
Ibandronate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Ibandronate is also called Ibandronic acid. Ibandronate... read more

Miacalcin (Calcitonin-salmon)

Overview
Miacalcin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis in women who have been postmenopausal for at least five years. Miacalcin may be... read more

Nutrition

Overview
Everyone feels their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For people with osteoporosis, nutrition can help you build stronger bones, manage your weight, and avoid developing compl... read more

Prolia (Denosumab)

Overview
Prolia is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase bone mass in women and men at high risk for fracture. Prolia is indicated for postmenopausal women wi... read more

Raloxifene

Overview
Raloxifene is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Raloxifene is also sold under the brand name Evist... read more

Reclast (Zoledronic acid)

Overview
Reclast is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis. Reclast is also indicated to increase bone mass in men with osteopor... read more

Reduce risk for falls and fractures

Overview
If you are living with osteopenia or osteoporosis, there are steps you can take to stay safer and lower your risk for falls and fractures.

What does it involve?
If you smoke, quitting is o... read more

Risendronate

Overview
Risedronate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat and prevent osteoporosis. Risedronate may be used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, men with osteopor... read more

Spinal surgery

Overview
In cases of osteoporosis where a vertebral compression fracture is causing severe pain or deformity that has not resolved with the use of a back brace, spinal surgery may become necessary.

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Stop smoking

Overview
If you are living with osteopenia or osteoporosis, quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to protect your bones.

What does it involve?
Smoking has been proven to decrease bon... read more

Tymlos (Abaloparatide)

Overview
Tymlos is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at high risk for fracture. Tymlos may also be referred to... read more

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