Does boniva (ibandronate) and other drugs for osteoporosis really grow dead bone?

No. First, with osteoporosis, the bone i not dead it is only decreased in amount bone is living and has the ability to heal. People with osteoporosis will heal a fracture. Boniva (ibandronate) slows the rate of bone loss but does not stimulate the growth of new bone. However, since the body continues to make bone, the density usually goes up with Boniva (ibandronate) and similar meds. Few treatments have proven to make new bone.
NO. No, all bone that is formed is alive by definition. There is no such thing as dead bone.

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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...

My mom has trouble ingesting calcium and has osteoporosis- is there injectible forms of calcium or boniva (ibandronate)?

Dairy/yes. If you mean she can't take calcium pills, have her increase her dairy intake to 4 servings daily, perferably at mealtime. There are several injectable osteoporosis options, such as Reclast (zoledronic acid) (iv bisphosphonate, take once a year), forteo, and denosumab. Read more...
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