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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Osteoporosis Medication Risks

I came across an article which made mention of the risks people are exposed to when taking osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Atelvia and Reclast. Yes, even though taking these medications has huge benefits, they are not entirely without negative effects.

The drugs do stop and reverse bone loss, but some patients who have been taking one of these drugs suffered jawbone destruction, unusual thighbone fractures and cancer of the esophagus.

Since this occurred after several years of taking these medications, experts are now trying to provide information whether users should entirely, or temporarily stop using these drugs after a certain period of time.

The FDA is momentarily reviewing the information for these drugs and will require the manufacturers to include recommendations as to how long each of the above medications can be taken with the least amount of risk involved.

Most of the studies and researches have been monitoring patients for just three to four years, but are not clear what the positive or negative effects would be when these drugs are taken longer.

It may well be that more research is needed before we can reap the full benefits of the drugs, without being at too much risk. I hope they will take their time doing so and provide us with good information and advice!

Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.


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