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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

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Has or is anyone ever taken an osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

Has or is anyone ever taken an osteoporosis medication called strontium ranelate?

Rare: Strontium is rarely used although is theoretically valuable. We have newer much more powerful treatments more proven and less risky ...Read more

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I have just started on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, do I stay on this for the rest of my life?

I have just started on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, do I stay on this for the rest of my life?

Talk to your doctor: A recent announcement by the european medicines agency recommends restricted use of strontium due to risk for adverse cardiac events, so you should discuss your strontium prescription with your physician: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/782483. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to go from t-3.7 severe osteoporosis score to t-2.3 osteopenia in the spine in 7 months by taking strontium ranelate?

Is it really possible to go from t-3.7 severe osteoporosis  score to t-2.3 osteopenia in the spine  in 7 months by taking strontium ranelate?

See below: It has been said. That strontium can increase bone density test, but this may appear more impressive than it really is because strontium in bone can affect bone density interpretation. Radiologist needs to be informed if you are taking strontium. ...Read more

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With an osteoporosis T-score of -3.5 spine at the age of 53, can I expect a normal life? Or am i going to worsen greatly. I am on strontium ranelate

With an osteoporosis T-score of -3.5 spine at the age of 53, can I expect a normal life? Or am i going to worsen greatly.  I am on strontium ranelate

Your T-score: Shows significant bone loss in the spine and increased risk for fractures. Since strontium ranelate is not approved for use in the U.S., very few american doctors have much experience with the drug. Check w/your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Are strontium ranelate and strontium citrate recognised, beneficial treatments for severe osteoporosis?

Not approved: These two therapies are under investigation, but have not yet been approved in the us. ...Read more

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I am on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, how long does it take to stop bone loss, and how long before i start to build new bone. ?

I am on strontium ranelate for severe osteoporosis, how long does it take to stop bone loss, and how long before i start to build new bone.  ?

Talk to your doctor: Studies have shown that strontium can have positive effects (both stopping bone loss and building bone) within 6 months. However, a recent announcement by the european medicines agency recommends restricted use of strontium due to risk for adverse cardiac events, so you should discuss your strontium prescription with your physician: http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/782483. ...Read more

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Which is the safest osteoporosis treatment between raloxifene and strontium ranelate or are they equal in similar side effects?

Unknown comparison: Raloxifene is a medication that has effects similar to estrogen on the bone. Strontium ranelate is an organic form of the element strontium. It has effects on bone that are different than raloxifene. It is not approved for use in the us but is available in europe. There are no comparative studies between the two drugs. Both have different potential side effects. You need to talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I can feel tingling in my shin bones, my doctor thinks this is rubbish, I am on strontium ranelate and have severe osteoporosis.

I can feel tingling in my shin bones, my doctor thinks this is rubbish, I am on strontium ranelate and have severe osteoporosis.

Shin splints: Common to have irritation along the border of the tibia and muscle that can cause tingling usually from increased activity. Nerve injuries can also result in nerve injuries. ...Read more

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The bone dr gave me strontium ranelate for my osteoporosis t-3.5. Is it true it increases risk for breast cancer recurrence?

The bone dr gave me strontium ranelate for my osteoporosis t-3.5.  Is it true it increases risk for breast cancer recurrence?

No :): There is not a single paper published using the words strontium renalate and cancer in its title: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed?Term=(strontium%20ranelate%5btitle%5d)%20and%20cancer%5btitle%5d i think you can be reassured. There is a radioactive strontium that is sometime used for bone metastasis treatment, and that, or course, would be more concerning. ...Read more

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