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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pamidronate (Overview)

Pamidronate is a phosphate containing agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

Which is better: actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
5 doctors shared insights

Pamidronate (Overview)

Pamidronate is a phosphate containing agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

What makes pamidronate infusion sometimes cause a cough?

Cough is a: Not uncommon side effect of pamidronate, but is usually not severe and resolves spontaneously without permanent damage. Don't know if the exact cause is known. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: actonel (risedronate) or fosamax?

Which is stronger: actonel (risedronate) or fosamax?

Neither is: really "stronger". There are slight differences depending upon what criteria you use, but both are very potent and very effective inhibitors of bone resorption. Both need to be taken as directed, and combined with adequate calcium and vitamin D3. ...Read more

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Effects of pamidronate?

Effects of pamidronate?

Bone: It inhibits the cells that break down bone, thereby slowing down the "bone breaking" process. The most common side effects for this drug are: flu like symptoms, muscle pain, bone pain, generailized achiness. There are others... ...Read more

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Effects of pamidronate?

Bone: It inhibits the cells that break down bone, thereby slowing down the "bone breaking" process. The most common side effects for this drug are: flu like symptoms, muscle pain, bone pain, generailized achiness. There are others... ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel, (risedronate) fosamax?

What is the difference between actonel, (risedronate) fosamax?

Similar, but differ: Both are bisphosphonate drugs, taken orally, which decrease bone breakdown by osteoclast cells, and therefore increase bone density (a marker of bone strength). Different dosing, but can be weekly or monthly for either in osteoporosis. Were used in tumors to or to bone-now drugs mostly given IV for that. Fosamax (alendronate) stays in the system and bone longer; was thought to be more GI irritating (maybe not). ...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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Is actonel (risedronate) good for osteoporosis?

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

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How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

How is the osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

Not available in USA: Strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the USA. Studies in Europe suggest it helps prevent fractures but long term safety is an issue. There are better drugs available. ...Read more

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Is boniva (ibandronate) better than miacalcin for osteoporosis?

Is boniva (ibandronate) better than miacalcin for osteoporosis?

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

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Which is best? Prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)

Which is best? Prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid)

Talk to your doctor: Those drugs work differently. Both have side effects. Your doctor can assess the potential benefits and risks for you, taking into account your health, including other conditions. If uncertain, consider second opinion from an osteoporosis specialist. ...Read more

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Is evista (raloxifene) a biphosphinate?

Is evista (raloxifene) a biphosphinate?

Thanks for asking!: Evista (raloxifene.Hcl) is not a bisphosphonate. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) with a different drug action as compared to bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: actonel (risedronate)?

Osteoporosis treamen: Actonel(risedronate)belong to a group of drugs called bisphophonates, they are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women mainly.They also have some other indications for the treament of other diseases such as paget's disease. ...Read more

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Does actonel (risedronate) exist in liquid form?

Actonel (risedronate): Ask your pharmacy if they can make it into liquid. A registered pharmacist could compound it for you. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between actonel (risedronate) vs fosamax?

Similar, but differ: Both are bisphosphonate drugs, taken orally, which decrease bone breakdown by osteoclast cells, and therefore increase bone density (a marker of bone strength). Different dosing, but can be weekly or monthly for either in osteoporosis. Were used in tumors to or to bone-now drugs mostly given IV for that. Fosamax (alendronate) stays in the system and bone longer; was thought to be more GI irritating (maybe not). ...Read more

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What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fosamax?

What is the difference between actonel (risedronate) and fosamax?

Chemical structure: Actonel (risedronate) and Fosamax are drugs in the bisphosphonate family. They have similar but not identical structures. They produce similar benefits for osteoporosis patients. ...Read more

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How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental hygiene may reduce the chance of developing this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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