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Re: NEW PRESCR. DRUGS FOR OSTEOP./ACTONEL &/OR RIDIDRONATE (may be spelled incorrectly)

Re: NEW PRESCR. DRUGS FOR OSTEOP./ACTONEL &/OR RIDIDRONATE (may be spelled incorrectly)

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Posted by Jackie on May 04, 2000 at 17:07:27:

In Reply to: Re: NEW PRESCR. DRUGS FOR OSTEOP./ACTONEL &/OR RIDIDRONATE (may be spelled incorrectly) posted by Peg on November 03, 1999 at 16:16:20:

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: : DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO. ON THE NEW PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (MAY NOT BE RELEASED YET):
: : ACTONEL &/OR RIDIDRONATE (pronounced readidronate). (side effects, effectiveness, when available ...)
: : IS IT CORRECT THAT DIDROCAL may improve only BMD of the spine &
: : IS IT CORRECT THAT FOSAMAX may improve BMD of both femoral neck and spine??
: : Fosamax vs Didrocal: side effects, effectiveness, difficulty taking..., cost etc.?
: : THANK YOU.

: I have not heard as yet that the FDA has released risedronate for osteoporosis. It will be marketed by Protor and Gamble under the name of Actonel. It will decrease the risk of fracture in spine and hip. (havent heard anything about the femoral neck and that is where I have the most porous and brittle bone).

: It has been approved by the FDA for use on Paget's Disease, but not osteo as yet. When I asked my doctor about this drug, he told me he wanted to wait until it has been on the market a while. Being cautious as to side effects.
: He has me on Fosamax, Hormone therapy, Calcium with Vit. D.

:Any info on Prempro? My MD wants me to take in conjunction with Fosamax for osteoporosis. Have heard thatit causes erratic, unpredictable bleeding. MD said some women using hormone replacement theropy continue to have their periods in their 70s+. (Got to be a better way!) Jackie





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