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Strontium 89 Medication
I have been put on strontium ranelate and am now frightened of the side effects reported. Should i come off it?
I am on strontium ranelate 7mths but due to see a different dr, if he changes meds, is it safe to do so immediately or do I need a break?
Safe: If i understand your questio tansy your new dr wants you to stop the strontio is it safe to do so, yes it is safe. ...Read more
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
2yrs ago osteopenia t -2.4, 7 months ago t-3.7, spinal. Yesterday t -2.3 on DEXA after strontium ranelate - has someone made a mistake in tests?
Unlikely: Generally, an interval dexa scan is not suggested for a minimum of 18 to 24 months. Certainly a mistake is always possible... 1. Was this done on the same dexa machine? 2. Same locations and technician? As such, your replacement with strontium appears to have helped build bone mass and that's why you see an improvement. ...Read more
Bones: Although there is at least one study which suggests that strontium ranelate may have a beneficial effect on the degeneration of spinal discs, by far the most well documented effect of strontium is on bones. Be aware that in europe, the use of strontium has been restricted due to evidence of increased cardiac risks with its use. ...Read more
Is it true that strontium draws calcium into the bones, or that strontium can be used by the body to replace calcium to an extent?
Several functions: Strontium actually replaces calcium within the lattice work of the bone and in part, it's increased "weight" relative to calcium contributes to some part of increased bone density. But strontium also stimulates the bone building cells(osteoblasts) to build up bone and inhibits bone resorbing cells(osteoclasts) which also improves bone density. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
My dr told me calcium supps cause HRT attacks so i didn't take, now I have severe osteo and take strontium rane which does the same, why the bad advice?
Not unfounded:: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/an01928 risks and benefits of any supplements should always be carefully weighed against each other. ...Read more
Taking fosamax (alendronate). I came across strontium to take w/fosamax (alendronate) for 1 year then take this grow bone system (algaecal). Have you heard of these & ok to take?
Strontium: Strontium has been shown to help bones. Would not however take any of these unless under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine. Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?
Strontium: To my knowledge strontium (ranelate not citrate) is not an approved osteoporosis drug in the usa. Alendronate is a good and safe drug. What matters is how you take it - with water not food - and how long you have been taking it. Standard procedure is to check your t-score every 2 years and many of us recommend stopping therapy if consecutive results show no change. ...Read more