I am a female of 58.
Bisphosphonates are the primary drugs used to both prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Bisphosphonates taken by mouth include alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), and risedronate (Actonel). Most are taken by mouth, usually once a week or once a month.
Bisphosphonates given through a vein (intravenously) are taken less often.
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Depending on the level of your osteoporosis, your can be give on of the several drugs as described by the other answer. If you are at point where these will not help as I am, Forteo is a drug that you self inject each day. I have been on it for over 4 months with no side effects. It' can only be taken for 2 years, & costs over $900 a month. Hope you have insurance! All of the osteoporosis drugs are expensuve, but this one tops them all out! Have you had a DEXA scan? What were the results? They have a new yearly (0nce a year ) injection now for patients just starting with medication. Hope this helps. I will friend you so you can ask me private quesions if you wish...
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