March 26th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Benefits of Osteopenia Medication Remain Even After Discontinuing Use

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: If I've taken a bisphosphonate for five years, what will happen if I stop? My physician said a two-year sabbatical was all right, but I'm wondering if my bones will return to their original osteopenia state. ANSWER: Taking a bisphosphonate medication (Fosamax, Boniva, others) to treat bones that are thinner than normal (a condition known as osteopenia) can help build your bones back up.

 

 

Chicago Tribune by Dr. Bart Clarke   3/26/12

Tags: bisphosphonates, osteopenia, Pharmacology

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