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Drugs - male vs. female and changing meds

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Drugs - male vs. female and changing meds

I'm a 61-year-old male who was diagnosed with osteoporosis one year ago. I've been taking Actonel (weekly) since then, with no ill effects, other than I have more back aches than I did before. My first question is whether there is a study that shows which medication is best suited to men.

My other question is whether it is better to stay with a particular drug over the long term instead of switching. I ask because my health plan will allow me to receive Reclast at no cost, and it would be a lot more convenient to receive a yearly infusion. Of course, I'll ask my doc, but I'd like to do some research beforehand. Thanks.

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