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Is it safe to take osteoporporosis medications while pregnant?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Generally it is not recommended to take bisphosphonates while pregnant.
You can resume the medication after the baby is born. While pregnant you should take calcium supplements and do weight bearing exercises daily to help avoid the osteoporosis getting worse.

In brief: No
Generally it is not recommended to take bisphosphonates while pregnant.
You can resume the medication after the baby is born. While pregnant you should take calcium supplements and do weight bearing exercises daily to help avoid the osteoporosis getting worse.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Talk to your gynecologist about any medicine (even over the counter), vitamin or dietary supplement you take or are thinking of taking.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
With extremely few and very rare exceptions, there is no reason to take prescription "osteoporosis medication" before menopause, whether you are pregnant or not.
Calcium and vitamin d promote good fetal growth so it is very important to assure a good intake of these when pregnant but all of the prescription classes are unnecessary and quite possibly dangerous. This applies to lactation as well.

In brief: No
With extremely few and very rare exceptions, there is no reason to take prescription "osteoporosis medication" before menopause, whether you are pregnant or not.
Calcium and vitamin d promote good fetal growth so it is very important to assure a good intake of these when pregnant but all of the prescription classes are unnecessary and quite possibly dangerous. This applies to lactation as well.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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