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ibandronate

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Ibandronate is the generic name for the United States brand name medication called Boniva (ibandronate). This medication is used for the treatment of ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Boniva (ibandronate) is one of the bisphosphonate class of drugs. The oral forms of these all have the potential to irritate the esophagus and cause ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Surdyka
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: You can get bone pain with these medications but usually it would be more generalized. Why do you need boniva (ibandronate) at age 42? Osteoporosis at ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nonsense: This is exactly what you don't want. Prednisone would do that and causes bone loss. Boniva (ibandronate) is a bisphosphonate like Fosamax and others w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
I believe so: The studies that have been done do show miacaclcin to be a better drug overall but particularly hip fractures which are so important.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Choices: There are many medications and classes for osteoporosis. If you don't like one of them, talk to your doctor about the other choices. there should be o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genet ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Neither is: really "stronger". There are slight differences depending upon what criteria you use, but both are very potent and very effective inhibitors ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. BUSHRA AZIZ
22 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Appearence, cooperative, eye contact, speech, language, sensorium, thought disorder, perceptual disorder, suicidal and homocidal ideation, mood and it ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: If you're sick, you end up spending money on doctors, meds, and home and/or hospital stay. If you're healthy, you can work to multiply your wealth. H ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Risks with prolonged use best to stop after a couple years.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Better in what way?: Boniva (ibandronate) is a brand of bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis. Miacalcin is a brand of nasal salmon calcitonin also used to treat osteo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Cavities: The single most prevalent childhood disease is dental caries, i.e. Cavities.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: Bisphosphonates are one class of medications that can used to treat osteoporosis. But there other medication including hormones that can be used.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
No due to blood clot: Both Evista (raloxifene) and strontium alone can cause blood clots. The combination has the risk of increasing the risk of blood clots even more. Bloo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Why Lithium: There are a number of reasons for prescribing lithium, some of which are off-label. Lithium is commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of bipolar disord ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your doctor: Those drugs work differently. Both have side effects. Your doctor can assess the potential benefits and risks for you, taking into account your health ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Older term: This is an older term for women with an abnormal disinterest in sex or an inability to orgasm even during masturbation. Regardless of the nomenclatur ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There is no : Permanent cure for osteoporosis, Raloxifene (evista) mimics estrogen's beneficial effects on bone density in postmenopausal women, without some of th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not effective: Do not recommend pull out method to prevent pregnancy.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fosamax (alendronate): A medication used to treat osteoporosis, given in either daily or weekly doses.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: What is triggering your anger? Are you getting angry quickly in other situations? What is happening before you start your workday? Too many questions. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
No: First, with osteoporosis, the bone i not dead it is only decreased in amount bone is living and has the ability to heal. People with osteoporosis will ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: When hypnosis works, it can be long lasting and for others it is the beginning of the changes and needs further work. The positive work that has happ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not totally: The immunization recommendation is meant to prevent illness. Thus your child may get away without getting ill by waiting. On the other hand, there i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures have been reported in postmarketing experience.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Iv meds in the Fosamax (alendronate) category (bisphosphonates) have been implicated in causing osteonecrosis of the jaw. If you have this condition, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Highly doubt it: Prelox is a combination product designed to enhance blood flow and sexual performance in men. There is really no good reason why a child would take it ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Actonel (risedronate) is prescribed for osteoporosis.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well ba ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Not available in USA: Strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the USA. Studies in Europe suggest it helps prevent fractures but long term safety is an issue. There ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
There: Depends on how long and whether you can keep him hydrated throughout the illness. Above 102-103 he needs seen by his doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Depends on use: It's meant for treatment of osteoporosis!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional suppl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Lowering bone loss: Bone is constantly being broken down for repair and being rebuilt. Evista, (raloxifene) which in bone is similar to estrogen, slows down the cells tha ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Definitely, yes: is a synthetic morphine. Actually, it is ten times more potent than morphine. It has a powerful respiratory depressant effect to which tolerance does ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Used in chest pain: It may me used for chest pain such as angina pectorals. Some people have used for tinnitus it may cause extra pyramidal symptoms similar to parkinsons ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pneumonia: Pneumonia symptoms may include: productive cough (may be bloody or colored), shortness of breath, fever, chills, chest pain or tightness, ^ sweating, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Milk moving : Let down is when the milk in the breast glands moves into the ductwork for expulsion when the baby sucks. The actual sensation usually lasts for 30-1 ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: Fluphenazine is an antipsychotic that can be given as a normal injection w/half-life of 15hrs or a long-acting injection w/half-life of 6-10 days depe ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Peterson
32 years experience Family Medicine
4 hoirs: Approximately 4 hours, but it varies.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Repeat Question: I am sorry I didn't understand your question. Did you want to know about half life of a particular drug? Can you please elaborate and repeat it with ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Halflife = 6-8 hours: The average elimination half-life of Metronidazole is reported as 6-7 hours in some studies, but is more commonly reported as 7-8 hours. The half-lif ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Why?: See an othopedic dentist - the cause of grinding is rarely correctly treated. Most dentist make a bite appliance for you to wear to keep from grindin ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy helps: You're noticing your negative thinking here, and that's an extremely important step towards health! you can indeed learn to interrupt these thoughts ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Both: Genetic predisposition can be a factor and environment can be a factor. Depends on the mental illness. Some respond well to nutrients. Check out www.T ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Multiple products: "combination skin" refer to having both oily and dry skin typically onthe face and neck. There is rarely a simple solution and you may need to use dif ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Maybe more than we usually give credit for. U must observe how ur body responds to food that u eat. Try it and see how your feel. They advocate gene ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: To do the max for your body - mix it up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and o ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bressler
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes!: Over exercise & do not allowing your body time to repair itself, can lead to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis), rather than buildig muscle. Also, if y ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Harner
27 years experience Rheumatology
Several : Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux. These medication ... Read More
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