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Does boniva (ibandronate) work better than miacalcin?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Better in what way?
Boniva (ibandronate) is a brand of bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis.
Miacalcin is a brand of nasal salmon calcitonin also used to treat osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have stronger outcome studies than calcitonin but also greater risks & side effects eg osteonecrosis of jaw, atypical femur fracture, etc. Which is better for you is best answered by your family doc after discussing your frax score.

In brief: Better in what way?
Boniva (ibandronate) is a brand of bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis.
Miacalcin is a brand of nasal salmon calcitonin also used to treat osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have stronger outcome studies than calcitonin but also greater risks & side effects eg osteonecrosis of jaw, atypical femur fracture, etc. Which is better for you is best answered by your family doc after discussing your frax score.
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