What is the role of strontium ranelate in the treatment of osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Strontium ranelate is approved for the treatment of osteoporosis in some countries in Europe. It reduces the risk of both spine and nonvertebral fractures. [212, 213] Strontium is not approved for the treatment of osteoporosis in the United States.


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