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    An_244647 posted:
    Last day on Forteo. Had been on Fosamax. It wasn't holding bone loss. Two years on Forteo. Dr. wants to put me back on Fosamax. Since drugs of that family weren't working, don't see logic in going back onto it.

    Can't do Forteo for more than two years due to higher risk of some types of cancer. From what I have read, some of the once or twice a year shots might be the way to go. Any comments?

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    bonebabe responded:
    The standard course of care is Forteo for two years followed by a bisphosphonate to strengthen the newly formed bone. If you don't want to try the Fosamax again, you could certainly do the annual Reclast infusion or talk to your doctor about Prolia. It's given twice annually and works a little differently from the Fosamax/Actonel/Boniva/etc drugs.


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