Long-term use of osteoporosis drugs linked to hip breaks
Get off these drugs!
~ Uncle Russ
A popular group of drugs prescribed to slow bone loss may be putting some patients at an increased risk of hip fractures if taken for more than five years.
Two new studies show the bones of some post-menopausal women who take bisphosphonates (Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax) to ward off osteoporosis can stop rejuvenating and become brittle after long-term use. Researchers urge limiting the length of time people take the drugs.
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