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6.6.2 Bisphosphonates and other drugs affecting bone metabolism

Guidelines for the management of osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate (Protelos) sachets discontinuation memo

Recommended drugs

Alendronic acid 70 mg tablets

Binosto 70 mg effervescent tablets (Alendronate) - option for patients with swalloing difficulties

Risedronate 35mg tablets

Teriparatide

Denosumab

HRT

Calcium and Vitamin D

 

Drug Traffic Light Key:

Green – On Formulary

Amber – Restricted use, see local guidelines      

Purple – Specialist use/initiation

Red – Non Formulary

 

Relative Costs Key (where indicated):

£££££ - high

£££ - moderate

£ - low

 

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