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Re: After Forteo
Sep 11, 2006
I am new to this health board and thought it would be good to jump in here.
I have been on Forteo for 15 months and am also wondering what I will do after the 2 years. I have never been on any bisphosphonates, just went right on Forteo after I was diagnosed with severe osteo. Before I make a decision I want to know and research ALL my options. Since my osteo was caused by a calcium absorption problem, I wonder if my being on a diuretic along with calcium, vitamin d, and exercise would be enough after the Forteo. I would like to know more about the Aredia option and also what is the difference in the afterlife of Fosomax and Actonel? I assumed since they are both the same kind of drug that it would be the same. Is the difference due to the way it is taken or just that Actonel hasn't been out and studied for as long as Fosomax? Has anyone heard any recent information about strontium ranelate? I think it was just talked about at the International Osteo Conference this past June, but I don't think it is available in the US yet. Also, once you have been on Forteo, can you move on to that or would it be considered the same kind of drug?
Re: After Forteo
Sep 11, 2006
[QUOTE=trail]I am new to this health board and thought it would be good to jump in here.
I have been on Forteo for 15 months and am also wondering what I will do after the 2 years. I have never been on any bisphosphonates, just went right on Forteo after I was diagnosed with severe osteo. Before I make a decision I want to know and research ALL my options. Since my osteo was caused by a calcium absorption problem, I wonder if my being on a diuretic along with calcium, vitamin d, and exercise would be enough after the Forteo. I would like to know more about the Aredia option and also what is the difference in the afterlife of Fosomax and Actonel? I assumed since they are both the same kind of drug that it would be the same. Is the difference due to the way it is taken or just that Actonel hasn't been out and studied for as long as Fosomax? Has anyone heard any recent information about strontium ranelate? I think it was just talked about at the International Osteo Conference this past June, but I don't think it is available in the US yet. Also, once you have been on Forteo, can you move on to that or would it be considered the same kind of drug?[/QUOTE]

Hi: From what I've read (as of 6-06) Strontium Ranelate is not available in the U.S. yet. It is similar to the Bisphosphonate category. If you Google it you'll find articles on it, and see if it helps any. Strontium Ranelate, is not the same as Forteo which is PTH (para thyroid hormone).

Your best bet is to read as much as you can and discuss the options with your dr to see what you can switch to after forteo. I'm still in the process of figuring out what the differences are in meds myself, hopefully someone with more info will jump in...Sorry :dizzy:





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