Osteo-K FAQ: Osteoporosis Treatments
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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