What are the treatment options for osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Medical care includes lifestyle modifications including exercise, smoking cessation, and avoiding excess alcohol intake along with taking calcium, vitamin D, and antiresorptive agents such as bisphosphonates, the selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) raloxifene,, and denosumab. Anabolic agents, include: teriparatide, abaloparatide, and romosozumab (see Medication), are available as well. [17]  Prevention and recognition of the secondary causes of osteoporosis are first-line measures to lessen the impact of this condition.


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