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What medications treat osteoporosis?

What medications treat osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: The list of therapies for osteoporosis is ling. You can find the list on the web. If your doctor has ordered a bone density study and used the result to prescribe a specific medication. If you have not had a bone density test you should not take any osteoporosis drug until you have had your bone density study. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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What drugs are used to treat cadasil dementia?

What drugs are used to treat cadasil dementia?

None really: Presently, there is no specific drug treatment available. However, physicians do use anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, or clopidogrel in efforts to retard the disease process by helping to prevent some strokes. Research is trying to find ways to assist this very troubling condition. ...Read more

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Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Has anybody tried bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis?

Not the best: Bisphosphonates can reduce fracture and raise you dexa scan scores but they donot build bone. If you are osteoporotic and have already had a fracture, consider Forteo to build bone first. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Dementia: Some alzheimer's medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and Namenda are sometimes also used in other types of dementias. These include vascular, fronto-temporal, etc. Results are not terribly impressive though. ...Read more

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Can the use of vitamin supplements cure and/or treat schizophrenia?

Can the use of vitamin supplements cure and/or treat schizophrenia?

No: There is no cure for schizophrenia. It can often be controlled with antipsychotic medications. It would be nice if vitamins worked, but they don't. ...Read more

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Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

They treat symptoms.: There are no disease modifying medications for alzheimer's. Atypical or newer antipsychotic medications help with delusions, paranoia, suspicousness, fearfulness and the behaviors these symptoms cause. The older antipsychotics also help but have far more side effects. There is some evidence that antipsychotics increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or death but they do help quality of life. ...Read more

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What prescription medications can treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What prescription medications can treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

PDE-5 inhibitors etc: To treat erectile dysfunction, PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Stendra & Viagra are common oral options. However, they can't be used in men w/heart disease who are also taking nitrates as combination can drop blood pressure dramatically. Alprostadil can be either placed into urethra (Muse) or injected into penis (Caverject & Edex). There's also a cream form (Vitaros) in Canada & Europe. ...Read more

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What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?

What are alternative ways to treat osteopenia (or osteoporosis) without using prescription drugs?

Osteoporosis: The best way to treat with over the counter medications is with vitamin d supplementation as well as with calcium. Typical diets do not contain enough of these. Also, your skin helps to convert vitamin d into the usable form for your body so be sure to get outside. ...Read more

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Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

Can kanamycin be used to treat hearing loss?

No,it can CAUSE loss: Kanamycin is in the class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. All are potentially ototoxic, some affect hearing more than the balance and others the opposite. These medications would never be used to treat hearing loss. ...Read more

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What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

What drugs are used to treat epilepsy?

Many various: There are many different causes of epilepsy and, therefore, many different medications used to treat it. Probably the most well-known medications are Phenobarbital and dilantin. This is a complex subject and should be discussed with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat osteopenia and osteoporosis without using prescription drugs?

What are  ways to treat osteopenia and  osteoporosis without using prescription drugs?

Exercise and vit D: Weight-bearing exercises will help strengthen your bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements also help-i recommend a blood test for vitamin d (25 hydroxy vitamin d), it should be 30 or higher. Some people need much more vitamin d than what is recommended to get their level up to 30. You can use the frax calculator to determine your fracture risk: http://www.Shef.Ac.Uk/frax/tool.Jsp?Country=9. ...Read more

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Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates ?

Are osteporosis drugs bisphosphonates ?

Not always: Bisphosphonates are one class of medications that can used to treat osteoporosis. But there other medication including hormones that can be used. ...Read more

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and i hope your adhd medications are helping a lot. Frequently they do. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs are prescribed for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Off label: Situations which are non-fda approved. Virtually any cognitive loss or condition which affects intellect. For stroke-caused dementia, perhaps donepezil or galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). For ms cognitive changes, both donepezil and rivastigmine fail, but maybe galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) helps here. Parkinson's dementia very different from alz, and Exelon patch likely best. Head trauma hard to decide. ...Read more

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Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

Are there medications used to treat Lewy body dementia?

Yes, brief details:: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil. ...Read more

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Memory problems due to taking bisphosphonates?

Memory problems due to taking bisphosphonates?

Not listed: The adverse events listed as associated with the bisphosphonates does not include memory problems. But since memory problems can be associated with aging and the bisphosphonates are typically prescribed to elderly patients, it is most like the memory problems are due to aging rather than to the bisphosphonates. If memory problems are developing then they should be evaluated by pcp. ...Read more

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Is Fosamax (alendronate) safe to use for people?

Is Fosamax (alendronate) safe to use for people?

Yes for most people: Fosamax (alendronate) is generally well tolerated and a proven treatment for reducing the risk for hip and spine fractures due to osteoporosis. But for some people with conditions affecting the esophagus or stomach, or with chronic kidney disease, or who need extensive dental work, there can be serious side effects. Ask your doctor if any of these situations apply to you. ...Read more

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