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Osteoporosis

IV Drug Options

03/15/2004

Question:

My mother has severe osteoporosis. I have it too but not as bad. We have been unable to take any medicines because of acid reflux. She is now on MIacalcin.Is ther any other medicines in sht for besides Forteo?

Answer:

Yes, Zoledronic acid (Zometa) and Pamidronate are available as IV drugs.

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Response by:

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