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Medication for osteoperosis?

Treatment: If you are asking if there are treatments- yes. Otherwise, not sure what you are asking... ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ? Thanks for any advice.

What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ?  Thanks for any advice.

Multiple possibiliti: There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your mother's individual situation. She needs a good evaluation from a quality physician. ...Read more

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What the best medicine to take for osteopenia?

What the best medicine to take for osteopenia?

Usually none: Prescription meds for osteoporosis are usually not recommended for osteopenia, unless a person has an unusually high fracture risk. Many doctors use the frax calculator to determine a person's fracture risk for the next 10 years. But there are steps to reduce your fracture risk: no smoking, moderate alcohol and caffeine intake, few sodas, muscle-building activities, and a diet w/ calcium & vit d. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

What are alternatives to the perscription medications for osteoporosis?

Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read more

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What is the best medication prescribed for add/adhd?

What is the best medication prescribed for add/adhd?

The one that works: best without intolerable side effects for each individual patient. The 2 stimulants, amphetamine & methylphenidate, work about equally as well. Long-acting preparations make life easier for most patients. Some need to add a non-stimulant like atomoxetine or 24-hour-release guanfacine or clonodine. Some can only tolerate a non-stimulant. Doctor-patient communication is the key to success. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal medication for add?

What is the best herbal medication for add?

None: There are no established herbal remedies for adhd. Those that are on the market are largely untested for both safety and efficacy. Most contain some sort of stimulant, typically caffeine, along with other unspecified ingredients. Caffeine may help, but it tends to be short acting. This is a disorder for which we have lots of effective and safe treatments that are well studied. ...Read more

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What is best over-the-counter medication for gout?

What is best over-the-counter medication for gout?

Aleve (naproxen)...: I've used prescription narosyn/naproxen for gout attack for years. Aleve is a lower dose form which can sometimes give you a head start on treatment. ...Read more

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What medication is good to use longterm for insomnia?

What medication is good to use longterm for insomnia?

No to Sleeping Pills: The best longterm treatment for insomnia is the work to retrain your brain to sleep. There is no good sleeping pill that is safe for the long term. One can and one must learn how to breath themselves to sleep or to retrain the brain to sleep naturally. ...Read more

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What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

What is the best calcium supplement for acute osteoporosis?

Calcium and Vit D: If osteoporosis is severe you should be on medication ie bisphosphonate (ie fosomax, forteo. Calcium with vit d is good supplementation. Should have your calcium level checked by urinylsis and d3 level by blood testing. Your primary care physician should be able to advise you. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription medication for migraines?

What is the best prescription medication for migraines?

Multiple options: There are a number of options available and what works for one person may not work for another... I would talk over the options with your physician... It may require trying a few to see which works best with the fewest side effects.. ...Read more

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What can I take for osteoporosis other than prescription medications?

What can I take for osteoporosis other than prescription medications?

Several things: First there are many causes of bone loss which are treatable and can lead to an increase in bone density. After that, you have to take enough calcium and vit. D and a nutritious diet for anything to help you build bone. The natural mineral strontium is prescribed as a drug in europe is available over the counter in this country as strontium citrate or carbonate. See an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

Best over-the-counter medications for treating headaches?

See a specialist: Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. ...Read more

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What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

Ask your doctor: Some of this depends on your cause of osteoporosis and your doctor can assist in determinign the cause. Once the cause is determined there are a variety of therapeutic options including: vitamin d, calcium, bisphosphonates (fosomax, Boniva (ibandronate) etc), prolia, Forteo and others. ...Read more

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What is the best meds for bipolar?

What is the best meds for bipolar?

Mood stbilizers: Mood stabilizers & antipsychotics most bipolar pts are on more than one medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

What is the best treatment for backbone osteoporosis?

First identify what : The cause of bone loss is : secondary from thyroid disease, smoking, steroid use, renal disease, etc or primary osteoporosis . Treatment depends on cause but for primary treatment: adequate vitamin d &calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, stopping factors like smoking, & guided medication which are of several categories including Reclast (zoledronic acid) Prolia , Forteo as well as several new ones in pipeline. ...Read more