Musculoskeletal disorders

Osteoporosis in men

All Medications for Osteoporosis in men

  • Fosamax
    (alendronate)
    Prescription only

    Fosamax (alendronate) is a first-choice treatment for osteoporosis, but taking it can be a hassle.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Effervescent tablet
    • Liquid
  • Actonel
    (risedronate)
    Prescription only

    Actonel (risedronate) is a first-choice treatment for osteoporosis, but taking it can be a hassle.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Delayed-release pill
  • Fosamax Plus D
    (alendronate / cholecalciferol)
    Prescription only

    Fosamax Plus D (alendronate / cholecalciferol) combines biphosphonate with vitamin D in single pill. However, it is available as brand only.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Reclast
    (zoledronate)
    Prescription only

    Reclast (zoledronate) is a good choice for osteoporosis if you aren't able to take bisphosphonates by mouth. It is available as a generic, but you have to see a doctor to get each dose.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Prolia
    (Denosumab)
    Prescription only

    Prolia (Denosumab) is an effective and convenient treatment for osteoporosis if other options haven’t worked or aren’t appropriate for you. There’re risks of some rare side effects, so make sure you're following up with your doctor regularly.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection

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