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

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Dairy products

Dairy products are a good source of calcium.
There is no injectable form of calcium that is useful in outpatients.

In brief: Dairy products

Dairy products are a good source of calcium.
There is no injectable form of calcium that is useful in outpatients.
Dr. Frederick Singer
Dr. Frederick Singer
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Dr. David Geffner
The web site of the National Osteoporosis Foundation has lists of foods that are rich in calcium and also in Vit D.
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Liquid calcium

It comes in liquid form.

In brief: Liquid calcium

It comes in liquid form.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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