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Medications for Osteoporosis

Drugs associated with Osteoporosis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Fosamax Rx C N 9 reviews
5.0

Generic name: alendronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
alendronate Rx C N 12 reviews
5.0

Generic name: alendronate systemic

Brand names:  Fosamax, Binosto

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Actonel Rx C N 12 reviews
3.0

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Boniva Rx C N 22 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ibandronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prolia Rx X N 26 reviews
3.0

Generic name: denosumab systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous bone resorption inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Evista Rx X N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: raloxifene systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Forteo Rx C N 41 reviews
6.0

Generic name: teriparatide systemic

Drug class: parathyroid hormone and analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
calcium carbonate OTC N N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Brand names:  Caltrate, Calcium Oyster Shell, Oyster Shell Calcium 500, Alcalak, Cal-Gest, Calci Mix, Oysco 500, Oyster Calcium, Tums Kids

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Reclast Rx D N 26 reviews
6.0

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
calcium / vitamin d OTC C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Brand names:  Caltrate 600+D, Citracal + D, Os-Cal Calcium+D3, Oyster Shell Calcium with Vitamin D, Citracal Petites, Citrus Calcium with Vitamin D, Calcitrate with D, Calcet, Caltrate 600 with D Plus Soy, Os-Cal 500 Chewable, Oysco D, Oyster-D, Posture-D H / P, Risacal-D, UPCal D

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Caltrate OTC N N Add review
8.0

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Atelvia Rx C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Caltrate 600+D OTC C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Premarin Rx X N 1 review
10

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Citracal + D OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium / vitamin d systemic

Drug class: vitamin and mineral combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zometa Rx D N 1 review
6.0

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydrochlorothiazide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Brand names:  HydroDIURIL, Microzide, Aquazide H, Esidrix

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Fosamax Plus D Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: alendronate / cholecalciferol systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
calcitonin Rx C N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: calcitonin systemic

Brand names:  Miacalcin, Fortical, Miacalcin Nasal

Drug class: calcitonin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
HydroDIURIL Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
risedronate Rx C N 15 reviews
4.0

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Brand names:  Actonel, Atelvia

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Calcium Oyster Shell OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: calcium carbonate systemic

Drug class: antacids, minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Climara Rx X N Add review
7.0

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Microzide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ibandronate Rx C N 27 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ibandronate systemic

Brand name:  Boniva

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Bone Thinning

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