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Is Prolia effective in the treatment of osteoporosis?

I m taking Prolia for osteoporosis. Is it effective for bone loss? I m confused about what is best to do for osteoporosis.I have broken my left hip 3 times, and my left leg femur,I ve also had a major infection in the hip replacement. I don t know what to do to improve my bones.
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Of late, the medication 'Denosumab' (Prolia) has emerged as an alternative to bisphosphonates for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

If you are not comfortable with the drug or if it is causing some adverse effects, the following can be considered as alternatives.
1. Alendronate and Risedronate.
2. Ibandronate to prevent and treat osteoporosis.
3. Zoledronic Acid for treatment of osteoporosis and to help prevent it.

Kindly consult your doctor to choose the medication, which could suit your needs.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ashakiran S,
General & Family Physician
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Is Prolia effective in the treatment of osteoporosis?

Hi, Of late, the medication Denosumab (Prolia) has emerged as an alternative to bisphosphonates for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. If you are not comfortable with the drug or if it is causing some adverse effects, the following can be considered as alternatives. 1. Alendronate and Risedronate. 2. Ibandronate to prevent and treat osteoporosis. 3. Zoledronic Acid for treatment of osteoporosis and to help prevent it. Kindly consult your doctor to choose the medication, which could suit your needs. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ashakiran S, General & Family Physician