Explain How Meds for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Stack Up
The plethora of med options will raise questions about how to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis...especially with conflicting guidelines.
Which med should be used first? Stick with either oral alendronate or risedronate for most patients. Both are generic and start at about $110/year.
If patients can't take an oral bisphosphonate, suggest once-yearly IV zoledronic acid (Aclasta). It's about $360/year.