Facebook Twitter Instagram You Tube Pinterest LinkedIn RSS Podcasts Video Library Blog
 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Treatments

Although there is no cure for osteoporosis, the following medications are approved by the FDA for postmenopausal women to either prevent and/or treat osteoporosis:

  • Estrogens (brand names such as Premarin, Ogen, Estrace, Estraderm and Estratab, Prempro, and others)
  • *Alendronate (brand name Fosamax) is also approved as a treatment for men
  • Calcitonin (brand name Miacalcin)
  • Raloxifene (brand name Evista)
  • **Risedronate (brand name Actonel)

*Alendronate is approved for treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women.

**Risedronate is approved for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women.

Treatments under investigation include:

  • sodium fluoride vitamin D metabolites
  • parathyroid hormone
  • other bisphosphonates and SERMs
Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011

Appointments

To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.

top