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Is Evista A Bisphosphonate
Bisphosphonate are a class of drugs that prevent the loss of bone mass.They are used to treat osteoporosis and related bone metabolic diseases such as paget's disiease.The more used ones are:actonel, fosamax, dridronel, reclast, (zoledronic acid) Boniva and zometa.They can be taken either daily, once a week, once a month and in persons having problem taking it orally ther is an ...Read more
Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications (the bisphosphonates) when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning states that these drugs cause brittle bone and increases risk of fracture. The ultimate goal in medicine is to get clinical outcomes while doing no harm. Bio identical hormone replacement has been proven to both produce bone & and stop bone loss. ...Read more
Is there a med 4 osteoporosis that's taken well, not like boniva (ibandronate) or Fosamax kind? Hormonal meds aren't an option b/c person is breast cancer survivor.
Is it normal to experience jaw pain as a side effect from taking the prescription drug evista (raloxifene) for osteoporosis?
Jaw pain: It is not normal to experience jaw pain on bisphosphonates (bone hardening drugs) and this can be an early warning side of a rare side effect, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). See your prescribing physician immediately and he/she may order a CT scan of your jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After taking evista (raloxifene) for 5 years for osteoperosis, breast cancer developed. Is femara the best choice now?
I believe so: The studies that have been done do show miacaclcin to be a better drug overall but particularly hip fractures which are so important. ...Read more
No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more