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severe osteoporosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello sir this is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   please proceed
User :   this is reg my mother, she was suffering form seviour ostoporosis
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have shown to rheumatologyst
Doctor :   ok
User :   he said to take injection
User :   aclasta yearly ones
Doctor :   ok

User :   or forto monthly
User :   for 18 months
User :   which one is best
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   i would suggest forto monthly
Doctor :   but it difers based on doctors opinion
User :   forto was too expensive
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   in that case u can prefer aclasta
Doctor :   but if u are asking regarding medicinal only then i prefer forto
User :   what is the differance
User :   was forto good
Doctor :   forto i have seen it give better results which why i mentioned

User :   what is the average cost of forto
Doctor :   u have insurance?
User :   dose insurance covers medicens also
User :   i have medical insurance health
Doctor :   yes it does

User :   i have national insurance good health issued by citi bank
User :   which was 2 years old and still continuing
User :   can i claim this medision
Doctor :   then i guess u can get rembursed i am not so sure about national policy so enquire before

User :   ok but i will try sir,
User :   what is the cost of forto aprox per month
Doctor :   sure no problem

Doctor :   i suppose u can try aclasta in case
Doctor :   insurance doesnt cover it
User :   ok sir what is the differance between aclast and fortis
User :   forto
User :   will a injection a year help to reduce ostop....
Doctor :   Forteo, a recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1-34, is the first of the anabolic osteoporosis medications. It is administered by daily subcutaneous injections, and it results in substantially increased bone density, directly stimulating new bone formation rather than reducing bone turnover, the mechanism of the bisphosphonates. Forteo also reduces vertebral and non-vertebral fractures.
Doctor :   are u there?
Doctor :   aclasta sometimes has allergic reaction
Doctor :   so ensure u get a test dose
Doctor :   befoer taking it
Doctor :   every time
Doctor :   i recommend you have a dental exam for preventive tooth and gum care before you start your treatment with Aclasta.

Doctor :   are u there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any other queries?
User :   was tooth and gum care compalsary
Doctor :   no it is routine check up given while on aclasta
User :   and forte0
Doctor :   they usually check for allergic reaction nothing else

User :   so forteo also need allergic test
Doctor :   yes

User :   so i have to purchase a dose for test
Doctor :   no its the same but given in very less amount
User :   dose any test dose availabel in market for less price
Doctor :   i guess the hospital will provide u i am not sure

User :   ok

User :   thans sir
Doctor :   no problem
User :   i will consult hospital
Doctor :   ok can u
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User :   was 18 months of forteo compalsary
Doctor :   it is to prevent recurrence
User :   ok thanks and bye sit
User :   sir
Doctor :   no problem

Doctor :   do get back to us with any other queries
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