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Cost Of Osteoporosis
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Rare, but: It is rare with oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate). More common with IV bisphosphonates. However, medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ) is suck a devastating disease, that precautions are in order for any dental extraction procedure. Oral surgery evaluation recommended for any patient on Fosamaz. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Os-cal is a suppl-: -lement for those who have deficient calcium levels, and needs 2 be taken with Vit-D-3, 2000iu/day. in order to decrease the chance of a hip fracture, adequate calcium in your diet is important as well as weight bearing exercise. if you have osteoporosis, there are many factors 2 consider for treatment. Fm Hx, fracture Hx, T-score. you need to see an internist that treats the entity,no easy fix. ...Read more
Depends on insurance: Revlimid (lenalidomide) as one of cancer therapy -is not a low cost medicine. It is approximately in the range of 3000-4000 dollars/month. However, depending on your insurance- the copay would be variable. Also, if you are eligible/qualified, you can also ask the manifacturing company -i.e.-celgene- for patient assistance program. Discuss further with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10.000?: Complex question.Are you asking for the doctor's fees, hospital cost?Dr's fees are independent of the hospital bill that usually icludes:hospital stay, any diagnostic test such as x-raysw, lab work, pt, the use of the operating room, anesthesia fees and the cost of the prosthesis used, those cost are very variable from hospital to hospital.Dr's fees are between2.500 to 5.000 thousand dollars. ...Read more
21 year old testosterone level of 267 ng/dl and bone density z score of -2.6 for spine. Are there any treatment options?
Options: Both of those results are abnormal for a healthy person your age. Without delay you need to see both an Endocrinologist and a Urologist. Correction is not difficult if needed. ...Read more
For bone metastases what are the benefits and costs of local infiltration of anesthetic over palliative radiation?
Talk to an expert: Radiation oncologists are experts in the treatment of bone metastases by radiation, and are the best doctors to answer this question for you. If pain is the chief problem, consult a pain specialist. Local infiltration with an anesthetic such as Lidocaine will provide only brief, temporary pain relief and is not a solution. The kind of cancer is important to know before treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly safe: Please understand despite out different medications, there is no vure for osteoporosis. There is good treament however. The injectable medications which include daily forteo, twice yearly Prolia injections, every three month IV Boniva and yearly IV reclast (zoledronic acid). All the medications have risks but most are well tolerated. Cost may be an issue on what drug may be chosen. Please talk with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individualized: Tysabri/natalizumab is an immunosuppressant used in the treatment of relapsing forms of MS. PML (progressive multifocal leukoencephaolopathy),the result of JC virus infection, is a disastrous side effect.The decision to use this drug has to be very cautiously assessed by the MS patient & his doctor & administered through a restricted program. Risk/benefit analysis is complicated & challenging. ...Read more
50year old male had L1comprassion bone fracture .whith history of osteoprosis what. is the best recomended treatment and the cost in Amirca?
Many considerations: Treatment for an L1 compression fracture depends on the severity of compression and if there is any neurologic compromise or bone fragments extruded into the spinal canal. A minor wedge compression fracture is always treated nonoperatively. Treatment of the underlying osteoporosis is an important medical condition, and can be addressed by the primary care physician or orthopedic specialists. ...Read more
Biphosphonates: From: http://www.merck.com ONJ, which can occur spontaneously, is generally associated with tooth extraction and/or local infection with delayed healing, and has been reported in patients taking bisphosphonates, including FOSAMAX (alendronate). Clinical judgment of the treating physician and/or oral surgeon should guide the management plan of each patient based on individual benefit/risk assessment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers