How is osteoporosis in men treated?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Osteoporosis in men should be treated. However, there has been less drug study for osteoporosis in men compared with that of women. [112] Only zoledronic acid has been studied and has shown a risk reduction of new fractures. In a study of 1199 men with osteoporosis, treatment with zoledronic acid resulted in a 67% reduction in the risk of new vertebral fractures. [112]  Other medications use in the treatment of osteoporosis in men include risedronate, strontium ranelate, teriparatide, and denosumab. [112]


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