Yearly bone drug reduces fractures

Yearly bone drug reduces fractures

There are 13 comments on the The Age story from Sep 16, 2006, titled Yearly bone drug reduces fractures. In it, The Age reports that:

Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Saturday that clinical tests had shown its once-yearly Aclasta medicine had proved effective in reducing incidence of bone fracture in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis .

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Hoi Cheung

Covina, CA

#1 Sep 17, 2006
I am wondering what is the quality of bone matrix. Is there excessive mineralization in the process of stopping the bone resorption? Is the medicine a substatined released form or how does it last one year long?
Sherry Beshara


#2 Sep 26, 2006
I am wondering if taking the aclasta would have a side effect on the liver or kidney specialy one with bad live

San Jose, CA

#3 Nov 25, 2011
This is good news but there are some medicines that have bad effects like .

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 29, 2011
You should know that bone medicines may cause the gradual decay of bones over time, according to research. Also, medical products like hip replacements (e.g. DePuy hip replacement) may deteriorate and completely fail in the long run. This results to health complications, listed on this website .

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 9, 2011
New medication is continuing to be made readily available to the public. If this type of medication was available even a few years ago, many Fosamax lawsuits may have been avoided.

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 9, 2011
New medication is continuing to be made readily available to the public. If this type of medication was available even a few years ago, many Fosamax lawsuits may have been avoided.
Jorella D

West Chicago, IL

#7 Jul 25, 2012
Aclasta is another brand name for Zolendronic acid which is a drug similar to the drug Fosamax which are both biphosphonates. Zolendronic acid however has the distinction of having a highr risk of causing more rare and severe complications compared to Fosamax. Be careful when taking this drug.
Linda Anderson

West Chicago, IL

#8 Aug 2, 2012
This looks positive but I am still not over about Fosamax being a bone drug and causing fractures.

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 3, 2012
Aclasta may hold much promise especially to patients who have been trying to avoid disabling and painful fractures. Some patients who have been prescribed of Fosamax may have had a different fate. Reports of fractures from some Fosamax users have been evident after using it for a really time. may have relevant information that may be of great help.
Rochelle P

Idaho Falls, ID

#10 Oct 23, 2012
This is sort of good news to people suffering from osteoporosis unlike the drug Fosamax that caused such distressing effects to its users. Find out more information here , it might help.

Since: Oct 12

Bhopal, India

#11 Oct 24, 2012
hi friends, forum sites are best sites to look out for the solutions related to the health.
But I suggest you to go with an eperts so that u can get a best answer.
i can't help you now..thnks .

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Phoenix, AZ

#12 Oct 25, 2012
This may sound good news to individuals who are suffering from bone mass problems. However, people should be aware that Fosamax, a widely-prescribed
bone drug, is reported to be causing jawbone death and unusual femur fractures in
women. For more information, you may refer at .
Lily J

San Jose, CA

#13 Jan 6, 2013
These types of medications may provide benefits to reduce osteoporosis and bone loss complications but some studies have shown that these types of medication also carry serious health risks if taken for long period of time. If taken longer than five years they could be cause of abnormal bone fractures, and jaw bone death. To learn more about this read all about it here,

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