Expert Video - What is a drug holiday when it comes to osteoporosis medication?
Dr. Risa Kagan, an expert on osteoporosis, explains that a drug holiday is a planned period of time that a patient stops taking a medication for anywhere from a few days to up to a year or more. A doctor may recommend a drug holiday to help the patient maintain sensitivity to the drug, to see how the body functions without it, or to reduce possible side effects.
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Animation - Managing and Treating Osteoporosis
Slide Show - Managing and Treating Osteoporosis
1. What treatments are used for osteoporosis?
2. How do antiresorptive drugs work in osteoporosis?
3. How do anabolic drugs work in osteoporosis?
4. How does calcium and vitamin D help build healthy bones?
5. What are the best management strategies for a person with osteoporosis?
6. What is a drug holiday when it comes to osteoporosis medication?
7. Dr Tilli's story: What did you do when you found out you had osteoporosis?
8. Dr Tilli's story: What advice do you have for other patients on their journey with osteoporosis?
9. Shelley's story: What did you do when you found out you had osteoporosis?
10. Shelley's story: What has been the greatest success and challenge with managing your bone health?
11. Shelley's story: What advice do you have for other patients about bone health and osteoporosis?