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What are the best treatment options for both acid reflux and osteoporosis? I have read that many drugs for osteoporosis can cause heartburn and drugs that treat reflux can be harmful to your bones. I have been trying diet changes for the heartburn (somew

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Dr. Kyle Harner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Several

Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux.
These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist.

In brief: Several

Several non-oral medications are now available that bypass the gastrointestinal tract - so they usually do not contribute to reflux.
These medications include zoledronic acid (reclast), ibandronate (boniva), Denosumab (prolia) and parathyroid hormone (forteo). I would recommend discussing these options with your primary doctor or make an appointment with a specialist such as a rheumatologist.
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