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I had dexascan shows osteopenia and is bad. dr wants me to take fosamax (alendronate). im afraid of side effects. i have gerd and history of ulcers. ?

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Dr. Sumana Gangi
Endocrinology 24 years experience
Osteoporosis: there are multiple medications available for osteoporosis.we have prolia which is an intra muscular injection and reclast (zoledronic acid) which is an IV infusion, both are very effective for odteoporosis. When pts have GI issues , i donot recommend oral bisphosphanates like fosamax.

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