Archive for April, 2011
IV Boniva is the same medication (Ibandronate) as regular Boniva. Because it is given as a shot into a vein (IV) it has no heartburn, GERD, esophagus or stomach issues. This makes it an antiresorptive which can be used if you have GERD.
It takes less than a minute to give IV Boniva in the office with a total stay of about 15 minutes.
Actonel is a pill for treatment and prevention of Osteoporosis. It is taken monthly (or weekly) on an empty stomach followed by at least 8 ounces of water. No other food or drink is allowed for at least half an hour. Actonel is one of the Bisphosphonates and has all of the potential benefits and risks of that class. The most common problems are heartburn, GERD and esophagus and stomach issues.
Friday I presented at the Iowa Orthopaedic Society Spring Educational Meeting. Most of the orthopedic surgeons present are interested in making sure their fragility fracture patients are treated for osteoporosis, but were unsure how to do that.