Discussions that mention pamidronate

Osteoporosis board

Quote from taape:
I have been on Forteo for 5 months and will be having a repeat DEXA scan soon. Kathy Mac-after 1 1/2 years of using Forteo how much did your bone density improve? Does anyone know what the alternative for continued treatment is after using Forteo for 2 years? I can't stomach the oral medications and only lasted 3 weeks on Fosamax before being put on Forteo.

:bouncing: I know, I know! :wave:
I haven't even started the Forteo yet but my Endocrinoligist has laid out a plan of 2 years of Forteo and then IV infusions of pamidronate (Aredia) every 3-4 months thereafter. Pamidronate is a bisphosphonate like Actonel and Fosamax but because it is infused rather than an oral medication we are bypassing the digestive tract and avoiding the damage Actonel and Fosamax can do.

Do I get a candy sucker or a gold star??? ;)