Never accept the incorrect and uninformed advice that “osteoporosis is a normal part of ageing” or that “nothing can be done”. There are many treatment options available to reduce bone loss. Many of these potent drugs are capable of reducing the rate of osteoporotic fractures by 50% or more.
Specific Medical Treatment * (List of available drugs below)
Bone- formation stimulating drugs aim to increase bone mass and include fluoride, anabolic steroids, strontium salts, statins and para-thyroid hormone.
Vitamin D and Vitamin D-metabolites
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy
Oestrogen derivatives, selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERM's), phyto-oestrogens and testosterone
Formation Stimulating Drugs
* Trade names of available drugs
- SERM’s/Raloxifene (Evista)
- Tibolone (Livifem)
- Bisphosphonates (Actonel, Fosamax, Osteobon)
- Calcitonin (Miacalcic)
- Fluoride (Ossiplex Retard)
- Parathroid Hormone (Forteo)
- Strontium (Protos)