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What Are Good Products For Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disorder that causes bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis treatment may include weight-resistant exercise (like walking), as well as adequate calcium and vitamin D consumption. Without vitamin D, calcium cannot be absorbed, thus many over the counter agents have calcium + vitamin D. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) may be used daily or weekly to supplement vitamin D deficiencies. Some prescription items for osteoporosis include Boniva® (ibandronate), a 150 mg tablet to be taken once monthly, or a 2.5 mg tablet to be taken once daily. Fosamax® (alendronate) is a 70 mg tablet to be taken once weekly, or a 10 mg tablet to be taken once daily. Actonel® (risendronate) is a 35 mg tablet that can be taken once weekly, or a 5mg tablet to be taken once daily.