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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. Suzanne Galli
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Strontium 89 (Definition)

Strontium-89 is a quinolone which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...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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Is strontium citrate good for osteoporosis?

Is strontium citrate good for osteoporosis?

Bone strength: Cannot say that this works better than other proven supplements. No good studies to indicate that supplements have positive bone effects. ...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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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?

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

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Does strontium ranelate help the discs or just the bones?

Does strontium ranelate help the discs or just the bones?

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

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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?

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 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?

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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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?

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

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Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

Can evista (raloxifene) be taken with strontium for osteoporosis?

No due to blood clot: Both Evista (raloxifene) and strontium alone can cause blood clots. The combination has the risk of increasing the risk of blood clots even more. Blood clots can be fatal. There is no good data on the combination, so it's not recommended. ...Read more

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Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth? When used with calcium and strontium?

Does prolia mitigate bone loss and increase bone growth? When used with calcium and strontium?

Yes: It has benefit even if the calcium or strontium is not used. Studies have shown that calcium has little or no benefit as regards bone growth or preventing bone loss. ...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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Does strontium ranelate just fill up the bones as if it were some kind of cement? Does it go straight to the bones, or float in the bloodstream? '

Strontium ranelate: Strontium ranelate is an antiosteoporotic agent which both increases bone formation and reduces bone resorption, resulting in a rebalance of bone turnover in favor of bone formation. Not like cement and doesn't float around. ...Read more

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Dr happy with alendronate 70mg & ca -d supplement for severe osteopenia (t-2.3) in spine. Would strontium citrate supplement be helpful too?

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

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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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Would raloxifene be a better choice for secondary severe osteoporosis than strontium ranelate for a person with 1 kidney who had breast cancer?

Would raloxifene be a better choice for secondary severe osteoporosis than strontium ranelate for a person with 1 kidney who had breast cancer?

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 that the breast cancer history is not an issue.

You can ask your pharmacist about the kidney problem, but unless you are in renal failure, it should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Strontium ranelate, tamoxifen, raloxifene - are the side effects the same regarding dvt, heart attacks etc &which would offer more protection for bone?

Raloxifene: Of all the products you mentioned, Raloxifene has the most well established record and is fda approved to improve bone density. Unfortunately, its ability to do so appears weaker than bisphosphanate products, teriparitide (forteo) of prolia. The other products you mentioned are not fda approved bone building products. Strontium is not available in the us as an anti-osteoporotic agent. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer and developed severe osteoporosis whilst on arimidex/ooph, now on strontium ranelate. Is evista (raloxifene) a safer med or are they similar?

Evista (raloxifene) is safe: Evista is a good medicine to prevent osteoporosis. Since you already have osteoporisis, for you the best medicine would be one of the bisphosphonates (there are several to choose from). Examaples include zoledronic acid (zoedronate), Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate). ...Read more

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My bad cholesterol is 240 but good cholesterol is 89. Do I need to be on cholesterol medication?

My bad cholesterol is 240 but good cholesterol is 89. Do I need to be on cholesterol medication?

Only your doctor: Can answer your question. It depends on your risk factors for heart disease. There are other ways to reduce your risk, too, like low-saturated-fat diet, exercise, quitting smoking if you smoke, and losing weight if you're overweight. If your LDL is high your doctor may recommend medication as well. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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