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Which drug would you choose for osteoporosis of hip prolia or reclast (zoledronic acid) what is better tolerated less side effects?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Depends

Both drugs are effective in the treatment of osteoporosis involving the hip.
Prolia is likely to work better than reclast, (zoledronic acid) though there are no head to head studies comparing the two. Prolia is typically used in people who have had a previous fracture (spine, wrist), or have very severe osteoporosis. Both are well tolerated with few side effects. Prolia is given twice yearly, Reclast (zoledronic acid) once yearly.

In brief: Depends

Both drugs are effective in the treatment of osteoporosis involving the hip.
Prolia is likely to work better than reclast, (zoledronic acid) though there are no head to head studies comparing the two. Prolia is typically used in people who have had a previous fracture (spine, wrist), or have very severe osteoporosis. Both are well tolerated with few side effects. Prolia is given twice yearly, Reclast (zoledronic acid) once yearly.
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