A member asked:

For me, 3 yrs ago reclast=5% improvement, prolia for 2 yrs=little improvement, but 10% loss hip neck! why? and, now must be off for 3 yrs, scary! thx!

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Dr. Leland Berkwits answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Treating osteoporosi: Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV. It will prevent further loss but will not rebuild bone. 5-10% increase/decrease is likely within the margin of error of a DEXA scan. Recombinant human parathyroid hormone rPTH (Forteo) is an injectable medication that does rebuild bone and increase density. rPTH cannot be given with a history of cancer.

Answered 7/19/2014



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