Osteoporosis mostly affects post-menopausal Caucasian women although all women can be affected. Osteoporosis is less common in men than in women.
There are conflicting theories about what causes osteoporosis. It is known that the chronic administration of certain drugs, such as corticosteroids like prednisone, may increase a person's risk of developing osteoporosis.
If you are a woman taking prednisone or any steroid medication (including inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD) it is important that you get extra calcium in your diet. Most experts agree that a woman of child-bearing age should ingest 1,000 mg - 1,500 mg of calcium per day to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. If you already have osteoporosis it is unlikely that ingesting lots of calcium will reverse the disease.
Paget's disease is similar to osteoporosis in that it is characterized by a weakening of the bones. Paget's disease is a metabolic condition that causes bone cells to become weaker and have more blood vessels than normal bone. In Paget's disease the bone's structure is irregular which makes it prone to fracture even after a minor injury.
There are many medications used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease:
(Risedronate Sodium; Procter and Gamble; Co-Marketed By Aventis) Drug family - Bisphosphonate
Actonel.com - Official Website
General Information including picture of Actonel pill.
Boniva (available as one pill per month)
(ibandronate sodium; Roche Laboratories)
Drug family - Bisphosphonate
Official Web Site
Boniva prescribing information; RxList.com
Thomson CenterWatch monograph
(Etidronate Disodium; Procter and Gamble) Drug family - Diphosphonate
(Raloxifene HCL; Eli Lilly) Drug family - Selective estrogen receptor modulator
Evista.com - Official Website
Prescribing Information - Lilly; PDF Format
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General Information including picture of Evista pill.
Forteo (teriparatide; Eli Lilly) synthetic form of parathyroid hormone
Forteo.com - only for Forteo patients and doctors. When your doctor prescribes Forteo for you, you get a special customer care card passcode from the drug company. You need this passcode to view the website.
Forteo Patient Information
General Information - FDA
(Alendronate; Merck) Drug family - Aminobisphosphonate
Fosamax.com - Official website
Prescribing Information | Prescribing info Source B
General Information including picture of Fosamax pill.
(Calcitonin; Novartis ) Drug family - synthetic calcitonin
Miacalcin.com - Official website
General Information including picture of Miacalcin nasal spray injector.
(zoledronic acid Injection) Novartis
Drug family - Bisphosphonate
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Pagets-Disease.com - Learn about Paget's disease of bone (osteitis deformans), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and more.
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