How Does It Work?
Healthy bones go through a natural cycle of turnover in which they are continuously broken down (a process called resorption) and rebuilt (a process called formation). Binosto binds to certain parts of the bone and blocks the activity of cells called osteoclasts that are responsible for breaking down bone. This helps slow down the rate of bone breakdown, which can increase bone density.
Is It Safe for Children to Use Binosto?
Binosto is not approved for use in children (usually defined as individuals younger than 18 years of age). Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in a child.
Can Older Adults Use It?
Binosto can be used in older adults, and because it is used to treat osteoporosis, the drug is likely to be used in older individuals. However, some older adults may be more sensitive to Binosto side effects. In addition, the medicine is not recommended for use in people with severe kidney disease. Because kidney function declines with age, some older adults may be unable to use it.
Off-Label Binosto Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is known as an "off-label" use. Binosto may be used off-label for the treatment of:
- Paget's disease
- Osteoporosis in pre-menopausal women
- Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels).
Using Binosto for osteoporosis prevention would also be an off-label use.