Osteoporosis

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Osteoporosis, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.


Osteoporosis Overview

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass, micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to bone fragility, and consequent increase in fracture risk. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include the vertebrae in the spine, the bones of the forearm, and the hip. Until a broken bone occurs there are typically no symptoms. Bones may weaken to such a degree that a break may occur with minor stress ...

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Prolia and dental braces

Hi. Before I found out I had developed osteoporosis (recent DEXA scan) and had to have the PROLIA injection I had already had braces fitted on my lower front teeth. I read that prolia inhibits bone regrowth and I cannot find any information about whether the teeth will actually move and the bone in the jaw be recreated as it should so the teeth stay in their new position. I rang AMGEN to ask them and they could not give me any advise. Has anyone continued having dental brace treatment during Prolia treatment and has the dentistry results been positive? ## I would be interested in the too I would like to get braces. Had 2 injections now. Please share what you find out.

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Forteo side effects / sickness

I have been taking Forteo for 5 days. I am light headed, feeling of drunkenness, shaky, headaches, nauseous, disoriented, and some blurred vision daily. My doctors office was closed on Friday and at this point I'm scared and not sure to continue taking or not. ## The symptoms that you are describing are all listed as known side effects for forteo. They should only last for around 4 hours, however, they also state that if you experience fainting, unusual tiredness or mental/mood changes such as confusion then you should head to the emergency room as these are serious conditions that need immediate attention. ## From what I read on Medline Plus, nausea is one of the more serious side effects. I don't know about discontinuing use, but I would report what you are experiencing to you...

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Any positive experiences with Forteo?

I am a 63 year old female with osteoporosis. I will start Forteo tonight and have some concerns based on some of the comments. Are there any positive comments that you can share? ## The main thing about reading comments online is that the people who go hunting for a place to ask questions, or make comments about it, are those that have had problems. Most people taking it do just fine, and aren't looking for a site like this to see if others share their experiences. Unfortunately, good experiences are rarely shared. The FDA does warn that Forteo may cause side effects, such as nausea, administration site reaction, headache, leg cramps, and heartburn. Ref: Forteo Information How is it working for you?

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How to use Forteo (Teriparatide) only twice a week

In Japan and Korea, teriparatide (generic of Forteo) is available for once-a-week or twice-a-week-injections -- instead of a daily injection. Their studies show its effectiveness this way is as good as an injection every day. They take 60 micrograms once a week, or 30 micrograms twice a week. Has anybody found a way to take the U.S. injector pen to administer 30 micrograms one time or two times a week?

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Prolia & Hair Loss

I've just recently had my second Prolia shot. So far so good...a little back pain. I continually have stress fractures on my feet and have also taken fosamax. My current problem is hair loss & I wondered if anyone else was having that problem? ## Hello, Gracie! How are you? No, this isn't listed from what I can find, but I'll check a couple more sources to be sure and post back. Are you on any other medications? How old are you? ## I'm 57. On no other meds except evista and a pill for reflux. A friend sent me a website that stated that there was a study with some hair loss ## Yes, after my second shot of Prolea, I had two UTIs, fatigue, huge bumps under the skin on my face and all over my scalp, an array of unexplained symptoms like peripheral neuropathy (not diabeti...

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Prolia side effects

Would like to know of side effects after Prolia infusion from other persons. Up to now I have none. ## Prolia is used to treat or prevent Osteoporosis, specifically in post-menopausal women, it contains the active ingredient Denosumab. I'm glad to hear you've had no side effects, however, they can include: skin infections, jaw bone problems, irritation at the injection site and hypocalcemia. Read more: Is there anyone else with experience using this? ## How are you doing now? Still now side effects? Please let us know ## I was given a shot of prolia 8 days ago. I am suffering from pains in my arms and legs, digestive discomfort and nausea. Has anyone had this shot as I would like to know how long these side effects last as I am unable to work at the moment. I really feel terribl...

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Fortical Forte Diclofenaco Vitaminas B1,B6 yB12 Grageas

How good or this and or they good for a person who has parkinsons? ## Has a doctor advised the person to take them? Fortical Forte contains the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Diclofenac and a complex of B vitamins, it is usually given to treat pain associated with various conditions, such as arthritis and neuropathy. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach irritation. Learn more: ## need to know were I cant fine this fortical forte pills ## Es mala la vitMina. Fortical b ## You can find them on Progreso (Mexico). ## I also need to know where to find Fortical Pills, Vitamins ## I take these and got them in Mexico

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Traveling with Forteo

How do you take Forteo injections on a plane and travel to Cozumel for two weeks? ## Hello, Janflute! How are you? U.S. Customs, and Border Protection has an information page about traveling with your medications here. They state that you should keep medication in the original containers provided by your pharmacy, with the doctor's prescription on the label, or if they are not in the original containers, you must bring a written prescription from your doctor with you. I've traveled with medications, before, so has most of my family, and the most that was ever done was making sure they were prescribed, and that we were only carrying personal use amounts. Another thing that my doctor advised, which I've always followed, was to keep my medications in a carry on bag, rather than...

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what do prolia patients say about the side effects

What does the pharmaceutical people of Prolia advised regarding its side effects? ## Hello, Lala! How are you? They do warn that it can possibly cause some potential serous side effects, such as low blood calcium, serious infections, jaw bone problems, thigh bone fractures and more. Have you had a bad experience with it? ## Yes, the discomfort in the mouth is the worst. Now I have to make a decision regarding what to do with my osteoporosis. I am afraid of Prolia but doctors say that Prolia is the best medicine offered. ## I HAD THE PROLIA INJECTION 5 DAYS AGO AND HAVE HAD BACK PAIN OR SORE BACK FROM THE INJECTION. IF I HAD BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS. I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE INJECTION. NOW , I DO NOT KNOW IF THE PROLIA EVEN HELPS THE BONE LOSS. THE FDA SHOULD BE SUED. THIS IS OUT...

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Prolia issues and side effects

I am not going to have my next shot of Prolia due 11 June. I have already had two injections and lately have suffered horrible side effects such as terrible constipation, leg and foot cramps, skin rashes, stomach pain,etc. I also found out that Prolia works by stopping the body's own bone production, causing old bone to become denser. This results in probable fractures due to old brittle bones, Prolia also causes low calcium levels in the blood, a weird side effect seeing it is supposed?to strengthen boned! ## I am sorry for your pain and suffering, I am on the "high risk list" for fractures, so having a product that has rebuilt bone mass in MY body is a blessing. No, I don't like the side effects, but I don't want to be in a wheel chair either.. Good Luck To You and...

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