Study Title:

Commonly Prescribed and Over-the-Counter Drugs as Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis-Part Two.

Study Abstract

In this second of a 2-part editorial, we continue our discussion of the importance of being aware that some clinically important prescription drugs can impair bone metabolism. While obviously most critical for women (and men) with osteopenia or osteoporosis, the guidance here is directly relevant to all patients as many are already experiencing decreased bone regeneration even if not severe enough for a formal diagnosis. Part One covered aromatase inhibitors, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, insulin sensitizers, and NSAIDs and acetaminophen. Part Two covers opioids, glucocorticoids, calcineurin inhibitors, gastric acid blockers, diuretics, anti-coagulants, thyroid hormone medications, and contraceptives.

Study Information

Integr Med (Encinitas). 2021 Jun;20(3):8-14. PMID: 34377095; PMCID: PMC8325506.

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