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Medications for Prevention of Osteoporosis

What is 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.

Compare drugs associated with Prevention of Osteoporosis

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Fosamax Rx C N 1 review
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 6 reviews
3.0

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

 
Evista Rx X N 1 review
5.0

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

 
Actonel Rx C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: risedronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Boniva Rx C N 3 reviews
3.0

Generic name: ibandronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Reclast Rx D N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
raloxifene Rx X N 1 review
5.0

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 Rx C N 4 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

 
risedronate Rx C N 2 reviews
3.0

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 Rx D N 4 reviews
9.0

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 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: alendronate systemic

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Brand names:  femhrt, Jinteli, Loestrin 1 / 20, Estrostep Fe, Loestrin 24 Fe, Microgestin 1.5 / 30, Necon 1 / 35, Ortho-Novum 1 / 35, Ovcon 35, Alyacen 1 / 35, Alyacen 7 / 7 / 7, Briellyn, Femcon Fe, Gildagia, Junel 1.5 / 30, Junel 1 / 20, Leena, Loestrin 21 1.5 / 30, Loestrin Fe 1 / 20, Microgestin 1 / 20, Microgestin Fe 1 / 20, Modicon, Necon 0.5 / 35, Necon 7 / 7 / 7, Nortrel 1 / 35, Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7, Ortho-Novum 7 / 7 / 7, Tilia Fe, Tri-Legest, Tri-Legest Fe, Tri-Norinyl, Wera, Wymzya Fe, Zenchent Fe, Zeosa

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Duavee Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: bazedoxifene / conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
femhrt Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Climara Pro Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: estradiol / levonorgestrel systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Jinteli Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Loestrin 1 / 20 Rx X N X Add review Add

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 Rx X N Add review Add

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

 
Estrostep Fe Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Loestrin 24 Fe Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Microgestin 1.5 / 30 Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Necon 1 / 35 Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ortho-Novum 1 / 35 Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ovcon 35 Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Alyacen 1 / 35 Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: contraceptives, sex hormone combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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 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 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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