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Osteoporosis Medication Options

08/26/2003

Question:

Is there an alternative medication to Fosamax (70mg)? It is very expensive. Any Generic? I am a 92 years old woman.

Answer:

There is only one approved medication like Fosamax and that is Actonel. They are both expensive. Be sure you are getting adequate calcium and 800 IU of vitamin D.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati