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What is the ideal treatment timing for bisphosphonate therapy?

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PRACTICE?

  • Oral bisphosphonates remain in our armamentarium for reducing fracture in postmenopausal patients

  • Ideal duration of therapy remains unclear

  • Counsel patients: up to 2 y of therapy reduces fracture risk; >10 y of therapy may increase fracture risk


 

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Citation: Drieling RL, LaCroix AZ, Beresford SA, et al. Long-term oral bisphosphonate therapy and fractures in older women: the Women’s Health Initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(9):1924-1931.

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