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For me, 3 yrs ago Reclast=5% improvement, Prolia for 2 yrs=little improvement, but 10% LOSS hip neck! Why? And, now must be off for 3 yrs, scary! Thx!

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Dr. Leland Berkwits
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In brief: Treating osteoporosi

Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV.
It will prevent further loss but will not rebuild bone. 5-10% increase/decrease is likely within the margin of error of a DEXA scan. Recombinant human parathyroid hormone rPTH (Forteo) is an injectable medication that does rebuild bone and increase density. rPTH cannot be given with a history of cancer.

In brief: Treating osteoporosi

Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV.
It will prevent further loss but will not rebuild bone. 5-10% increase/decrease is likely within the margin of error of a DEXA scan. Recombinant human parathyroid hormone rPTH (Forteo) is an injectable medication that does rebuild bone and increase density. rPTH cannot be given with a history of cancer.
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