Boniva for Osteoporosis
Dr. William C. Shiel Jr., Chief Medical Editor of Medicinenet.com, discusses Boniva for Osteoporosis
The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:
Dr. Shiel, I understand there is a new medication for the treatment of osteoporosis , can you talk about it? The new medication is called Boniva as the brand name, and the generic name is ibandronate. It's used to treat osteoporosis, particularly in postmenopausal women. Studies have shown that Boniva can prevent fractures of bone in the spine in that group of patients. Boniva is one of a group of medications called bisphophonates and other examples of medications in that group include Fosamax and Actonel. The difference between them...
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