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Osteoporosis Medications - Reclast Warnings and Precautions

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  • Osteoporosis Medications
    Osteoporosis medications include alendronate, risedronate, ibandronate, and hormone therapy. This portion of the eMedTV library discusses these and other osteoporosis medications in detail, including their possible side effects.
  • Osteoporosis Prevention
    Getting enough calcium and not smoking are common osteoporosis prevention measures. This eMedTV article offers several suggestions for preventing this common condition and also provides a list of foods that are high in calcium.
  • Osteoporosis Research
    As this eMedTV article explains, current research on osteoporosis investigates the causes, risk factors, and treatments of osteoporosis. This page provides an overview of recent studies and also offers a look at future initiatives.
  • Osteoporosis Statistics
    Did you know that osteoporosis can strike at any age? This portion of the eMedTV library provides several statistics on osteoporosis. For example, it is a major health threat for 44 million Americans, and it costs the country $14 billion annually.
  • Osteoporosis Treatment
    Options for treating osteoporosis include proper nutrition, exercise, and, in some cases, medication. This eMedTV segment discusses these treatment options in detail. This article also explains when certain medications might be used.
  • Osteoporosis: A Woman's Disease?
    Osteoporosis has long been thought of as a woman's disease, and for good reason. Up to 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. Nonetheless, that still leaves 20 percent to the men. Approximately two million men in the United States have osteoporosis, and that number is likely to grow, as our aging population continues to grow. Therefore, it is important for men of all ages to learn about the causes of osteoporosis and ways to prevent and treat the condition.
  • Osteoporotic
    Osteoporosis is a bone disease that increases the risk of fractures. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at signs of this disease and treatment options. A link to more information is also provided. Osteoporotic is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoporsis
    When a person has osteoporosis, he or she is at an increased risk of bone fracture. This eMedTV page offers an overview of osteoporosis, including information on how this disease can cause disabilities. Osteoporsis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteoprosis
    Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes bones to become fragile and more susceptible to fractures. This eMedTV segment describes what osteoporosis is and explains who is at risk for the disease. Osteoprosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Osteporosis
    This eMedTV page offers an overview of osteoporosis, a bone disease that increases the risk of fractures. This page also covers possible causes of osteoporosis and treatment options that are available. Osteporosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Ostopenia
    As this eMedTV segment explains, osteopenia is a milder form of osteoporosis, and it occurs when bone is lost at a faster rate than it is replaced. This page also discusses how osteopenia is diagnosed. Ostopenia is a common misspelling of osteopenia.
  • Ostoporose
    This eMedTV Web resource discusses what occurs in people who have osteoporosis, a bone disease that increases the risk of fractures. This page also describes possible causes of osteoporosis. Ostoporose is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Ostoporosis
    This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how osteoporosis can cause brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. This page also discusses how a healthcare provider diagnoses this disease. Ostoporosis is a common misspelling of osteoporosis.
  • Other Conditions
    Some medical conditions (many of them seemingly unrelated to bone health) increase the risk for osteoporosis in men. Chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), thyroid disease, and cystic fibrosis are just a few examples. In some cases, it may not be the disease itself, but rather the medications commonly used to treat it, that probably increases the risk. In other cases, the disease itself causes changes that are affecting bone health. Diseases that require chronic steroid treatment or anti-testosterone treatment seem to be linked to osteoporosis. Also, diseases that affect how the body absorbs, handles, or excretes calcium and vitamin D may affect a man's risk for osteoporosis.
  • Phytoestrogens
    As this eMedTV article explains, many postmenopausal women are interested in phytoestrogens (plant compounds similar to estrogen) as an alternative to hormone therapy. However, research has shown mixed results on the effectiveness of these compounds.
  • Pilates
    Like yoga, Pilates may help improve your flexibility and balance, which can reduce your chance of falls. The same precautions apply, however. If you are already at a high risk for bone fracture, exercises that have you bend forward aren't safe. It's best to work with a Pilates instructor who has experience designing programs for people with osteoporosis.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Calcitonin Salmon Injection
    You should not use calcitonin salmon injection if you are allergic to any components of the medicine. This eMedTV article provides other precautions and warnings with calcitonin salmon injection and lists possible side effects of the medication.
  • Prolia
    Prolia is a prescription drug licensed to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes other uses of Prolia, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Prolia and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether Prolia (denosumab) passes through breast milk in women. This eMedTV Web page further discusses breastfeeding and Prolia, and explains why this medication may interfere with a woman's ability to successfully nurse an infant.
  • Prolia and Pregnancy
    Using Prolia (denosumab) during pregnancy may result in serious problems with the fetus. As this eMedTV article looks at the results of animal studies on this drug and explains what to do if pregnancy occurs while taking this drug.
  • Prolia Dosage
    For osteoporosis treatment, there is only one standard dose of Prolia. This eMedTV Web article provides an in-depth look at dosing guidelines for this drug, including important information on how it is given and what you need to take with it.
  • Prolia Drug Interactions
    Certain immunosuppressants could interfere with Prolia. However, as this eMedTV page explains, no specific drug interactions with Prolia are known at this time. This article lists several drugs that could potentially cause problems when taken with Prolia.
  • Prolia Medication Information
    Prolia is an osteoporosis medicine used for postmenopausal women and certain other people. This eMedTV page further discusses specific uses of this medicine, lists potential side effects, and covers some safety precautions to be aware of.
  • Prolia Side Effects
    The most common side effects of Prolia include skin rashes, back pain, and high cholesterol. This eMedTV segment lists other common reactions to the drug and describes rare but potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical attention.
  • Prolia Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Prolia is given primarily to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women or people who have not had success with other osteoporosis medications. This page covers how the drug works and lists "off-label" uses of Prolia.
  • Prolia Warnings and Precautions
    Prolia may increase your risk of infections, including potentially serious infections. This eMedTV page lists other possible problems that may occur with Prolia. Warnings and precautions on who should not take the drug are also included in this article.
  • Reclast
    Reclast is a drug used to help treat the breakdown of bone associated with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at the drug, including information on its effects, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Reclast and Breastfeeding
    This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at the issues surrounding Reclast and breastfeeding. It explains the reasoning behind the manufacturer's recommendations and also stresses the importance of discussing it with your healthcare provider.
  • Reclast and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at Reclast and pregnancy. It describes the results of animal studies and explains why the FDA gave it a pregnancy Category D rating. Circumstances in which the drug may still be given are also described.
  • Reclast Dosage
    The recommended Reclast dosage for Paget's disease of the bone is 5 mg. This eMedTV resource discusses Reclast dosing guidelines in detail and explains how the drug is given. Reclast dosing for osteoporosis is also discussed.
  • Reclast Drug Interactions
    Reclast drug interactions can occur if it is combined with NSAIDs and diuretics, among other things. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that can interact with Reclast, describes the problems they can cause, and explains how they can be avoided.
  • Reclast for Paget's Disease
    People with Paget's disease may receive an injection of Reclast to treat their symptoms. This eMedTV Web page gives a quick overview of using Reclast for this purpose and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Reclast Overdose
    Although the exact effects of a Reclast overdose are unknown, as this eMedTV resource explains, it would likely affect the levels of certain minerals in the blood. Possible treatment options for an overdose are also described.
  • Reclast Side Effects
    A few common Reclast side effects include joint pain, fever, and headache. This eMedTV Web page describes other side effects seen with the drug, including the ones that are less common and ones that should be reported immediately to your doctor.
  • Reclast Uses
    Reclast, a bisphosphonate, is used to treat Paget's disease of the bone and osteoporosis. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains Reclast uses in detail, discussing off-label uses for the drug as well as whether it should be given to children.
  • Reclast Warnings and Precautions
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site offers various Reclast warnings and precautions that you should be aware of before beginning treatment. This includes rare side effects to watch out for and conditions to tell your doctor about beforehand.
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