What protective measures should be taken for patients taking glucocorticoids who are at risk for osteoporosis?

Updated: Sep 26, 2019
  • Author: Monique Bethel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Protective measures should be taken in patients who must take glucocorticoids for other medical conditions. These include using the minimum effective dose, discontinuing the drug as soon as possible, and supplementing with calcium and vitamin D.


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