Osteo-K FAQ: Osteoporosis Treatments

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General Osteo-K Questions About osteoporosis
Who should I take Osteo-K Osteoporosis diagnosis
Osteo-K and the FDA Osteoporosis risks
How to take Osteo-K Medications and diseases that cause osteoporosis and fractures
Osteo-K, calcium and your other supplements Bone density scans and fracture risk
Osteo-K and drug interactions Osteoporosis treatments

MK4, bone building and fracture prevention

Calcium and osteoporosis

Q: What is the most common osteoporosis treatment?
People with osteoporosis or osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis) will frequently be prescribed weight-bearing exercise, osteoporosis supplements such as calcium and vitamin D, and a medication, such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Evista and Zometa. The most commonly prescribed bone loss treatment medication is Fosamax. This approach is also commonly used for osteopenia treatment.

Q: What are the side effects of osteoporosis medications (eg, Fosamax, Actonel)?
Osteoporosis medications such as Fosamax and Actonel can cause esophageal bleeding, stomach ulcers, jaw bone death (osteonecrosis of the jaw), vomiting, bone pain, headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation, acid reflux. Each osteoporosis medication has its own side effects profile. Speak with your healthcare provider for more information.

Q: Does Osteo-K treat osteoporosis?
No. Osteo-K is not an osteoporosis treatment. In the US, dietary supplements cannot claim to prevent, diagnose or treat diseases. In fact, if you look at all dietary supplement labels, by law they must contain the statement, "These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease." This is required by the FDA. However, the combination of 45 mg of MK4, calcium and vitamin D have been shown in clinical trials to prevent fractures by more than 80% and also prevent osteoporosis. In Japan, MK4 has been an approved medication for osteoporosis since 1995.