Risedronate A Clinical Review – (02-22-01)

Risedronate A Clinical Review

This is a short article reviewing the current literature on risedronate, used for osteoporosis (same class as Fosomax). The summary?? Effective for what it’s used for, but “Long-term toxic effects and efficacy, particularly fracture end point data, are unknown. Also undefined are optimal duration of therapy, potential for use in combination with other agents, and direct comparison with other bisphosphonates used for osteoporosis.” And the medical profession says chiropractic is unscientific? Go figure. One thing to add — exercise, bone building nutrients (calcium, magnesium, boron…), avoiding animal proteins and addition of soy and increased fruit and vegetable intake also have the same effect as risedronate. But the long term toxic effects, efficacy, duration of therapy (permanent!!) and combination with other nutrients IS known…

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.