Denosumab for osteoporosis: no atypic...

Denosumab for osteoporosis: no atypical fractures

There are 8 comments on the story from Nov 12, 2011, titled Denosumab for osteoporosis: no atypical fractures. In it, reports that:

According to UCLA Health System, one out of five U.S. women over the age of 50 has osteoporosis.

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San Jose, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2011
Is this way better than Fosamax? I've read in about Fosamax causing many side effects. Can we get away from these side effects with Denosumab?

Chicago, IL

#2 Dec 2, 2011
New medication for osteoporosis treatment is a really great step forward. Many Fosamax lawsuits may be avoided now, however the side effects on people taking the new drug should be tested.

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Jan 8, 2012
I have received my first injection of Prolia end of December and so far no side effects. Injection was absolutely painless. I won't know the effects of the drug for a few years up the road but it sure beats taking Fosamax weekly which did nothing in five years for me. I live in Canada and the doctors here are prescribing it to patients. I had it prescribed to me by an endocrinologist and my regular doctor injected the Prolia.

Chicago, IL

#4 Feb 17, 2012
"A good development wherein hormone replacement therapy can prevent bone loss; alternatively which medications are available that will promote bone strength. However, Bisphosphonates notwithstanding that it promote bone strength still it is under scrutiny in recent years because of reports that it causes fractures of the femur (thigh bone) or necrosis of the jaw.
Mike McLamb

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 22, 2012
This may be a good substitute for people who are using Fosamax. However, consult your doctor first before using this drug to avoid complications.
#6 Aug 16, 2012
It is great to know that medical researchers and drug manufacturers never cease to explore new possibilities and treatments for osteoporosis. However, as much as it holds much promise, medications are known to carry distinct side effects. Fosamax for instance, has been reported to cause certain health risks as well. It is of a patient's higher ground to get educated of these; relevant information from may be of great help.

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Sep 28, 2012
Complaints from Fosamax users regarding adverse events are indeed mounting. These problems are on top of the Fosamax side effects disclosed by Merck the manufacturer of the drug. I hope Denosumab is really different from fosamax.

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Dec 7, 2012
This may sound good news to people who are suffering from osteoporosis. But many are still concerned that it might just have similar or more adverse effects compared to conventional bone drugs. Bisphosphonate drugs are known to cause unusual bone fractures, cancers and irregular heartbeats. You may also refer at for more information.

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