Osteoporosis Basics for Men
BY MARK SCHOLZ, MD Osteoporosis is defined as calcium loss from the bones. It is a silent process until suddenly a fracture occurs. Common sites of fracture are the spine, …
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Zometa is one of a class of medications that come in oral and intravenous forms call bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates can be used to treat osteoporosis or metastatic cancer in the bones. The oral bisphosphonates, Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel are primarily for osteoporosis. The intravenous bisphosphonates, Zometa and Aredia, are primarily for cancer, though they are also potent anti-osteoporosis agents.