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Medications for Prevention of Osteoporosis

About Prevention of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time which increasingly leads to bone fracture. Osteoporosis can be prevented.

Drugs used for Prevention of Osteoporosis

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
alendronate 2.1 35 reviews
Rx C N

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

Fosamax 3.0 9 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: alendronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Evista 1.0 1 review
Rx X N

Generic name: raloxifene systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Actonel 1.3 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Boniva 2.8 16 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ibandronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Reclast 5.8 13 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

raloxifene 4.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: raloxifene systemic

Brand name:  Evista

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

ibandronate 3.3 20 reviews
Rx C N

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

risedronate 1.3 11 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Brand name:  Actonel

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

zoledronic acid 4.6 19 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Brand name:  Reclast

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Binosto Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: alendronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Alora Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Climara Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Estraderm Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Estradiol Patch Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

estradiol Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Brand names:  Alora, Climara, Estraderm, Estradiol Patch …show all

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  femhrt, Jinteli, Fyavolv

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Duavee 4.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

femhrt Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens 4.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand name:  Duavee

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Climara Pro Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Jinteli Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

estradiol / levonorgestrel Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Brand name:  Climara Pro

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Fyavolv Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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