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Drugs for osteoporosis

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Why are drugs prescribed for osteoporosis?

Most drugs prescribed for osteoporosis aim to reduce the risk of you having bone fractures. Read more >

How long do drugs for osteoporosis take to work?

Drugs for osteoporosis often reduce your fracture risk after 6–12 months, but it’s important that you continue treatment for as long as your doctor tells you to. Read more >

Will I need any special checks while taking drugs for osteoporosis?

You may need to have a bone density scan and blood and urine tests before or after treatment. Read more >

What else should I know about drugs for osteoporosis?

You can usually take other medicines and have vaccinations while you're on drugs for osteoporosis. Alcohol is unlikely to interfere with any of the drugs.

If you want to start a family or breastfeed while you're taking drugs for osteoporosis, you should speak to your doctor for advice. Read more >
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