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What Can I Expect from Treatment?

All FDA approved drug treatments go through extensive clinical trials to determine how effective they are at reducing fractures. If you are at moderate or high risk of having another fracture, the risk of starting a treatment may be much less than the risk of having another fracture.

Table of FDA-Approved Osteoporosis Treatments

Class Name

Reduces vertebral fractures

Reduces hip fractures

Reduces other osteoporotic fractures*

Alendronate

(Binosto®, Fosamax® )

Denosumab

(Prolia®)

Parathyroid hormone

(Forteo®)

Risedronate

(Actonel®, Atelvia®)

Zolendronic Acid

(Reclast®, Zometa®)

Hormone Therapy

 

Bazedoxifene

(Duavee®)

   

Ibandronate

(Boniva®)

   

Raloxifene

(Evista®)

   

* Includes fractures of the hip, spine, clavicle, upper arm, forearm, spine, ribs, hip, pelvis, upper leg and lower leg.

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