Osteoporosis Medications

Popular Osteoporosis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
NSAIDs 11
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Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever and pain from arthritis, menstrual cramps, and muscular aches. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is a generic medication, and is available both over-the-counter and by prescription depending on the strength. Prescription Motrin had the same active ingredient, but has been discontinued. Over-the-counter brands include Advil and Motrin IB. Ibuprofen should be used only when needed as it may increase risk of stroke or heart attack and long term use can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.
Estrogens 37
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Estradiol (Estrace, Vivelle-Dot, Climara) is a moderately priced drug used to treat hot flashes and osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. It is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Estrogens 37
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Estradiol (Estrace, Vivelle-Dot, Climara) is a moderately priced drug used to treat hot flashes and osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. It is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Estrogens 37
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Estradiol (Estrace, Vivelle-Dot, Climara) is a moderately priced drug used to treat hot flashes and osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. It is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Bisphosphonates 10
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ALENDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.
Estrogens 151
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Premarin is used to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis, low hormone levels or in those who have had their ovaries removed. This drug is slightly less popular than other estrogens. There are currently no generic alternatives to Premarin.

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Estrogen Agonist/Antagonists 46
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RALOXIFENE reduces the amount of calcium lost from bones. It is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in women who have experienced menopause. It may also help prevent invasive breast cancer in certain women who have a high risk for breast cancer.
Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 173
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Prempro (conjugated estrogens; medroxyprogesterone) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus, treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. This drug is slightly more popular than other estrogen/progestin combinations.There are currently no generic alternatives to Prempro.

GoodRx has partnered with InsideRx and Pfizer to reduce the price for this prescription. Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Prempro is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.

Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 47
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ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This product helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis (weak bones).
Bisphosphonates 43
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IBANDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It is used to treat osteoporosis in women past the age of menopause.
Bisphosphonates 82
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RISEDRONATE reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in patients with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.
Calcitonins 41
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CALCITONIN stops bone loss and breaks. It will make your bones more dense, or thicker. This medicine is used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Estrogens 32
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ESTROPIPATE is an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low hormone levels.
Estrogens 84
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ESTRADIOL is an estrogen. It is used to treat the symptoms of low hormone levels in menopausal women. It is used to treat women who have had their ovaries removed or who have ovaries that do not work well. It helps to treat hot flashes and vaginal problems. It is also used to treat men with some kinds of prostate cancer.
Estrogen Agonist/Antagonists 158
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Duavee (conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene) is used to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. Duavee is slightly less popular than other estrogen agonist/antagonists. There are currently no generic alternaties to Duavee.

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Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 214
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ESTRADIOL; LEVONORGESTREL is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of menopause. It also helps to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
RANKL Inhibitors 1,215
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Denosumab (Prolia) is an expensive drug used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause and in men. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Prolia. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Parathyroid Hormones 3,369
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TERIPARATIDE increases bone mass and strength. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss. This medicine is used to prevent bone fractures.
Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 37
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE ACETATE is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This product helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis (weak bones).
Estrogens 123
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ESTRADIOL skin patches contain an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed.
Parathyroid Hormones 1,764
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ABALOPARATIDE increases bone mass and strength. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss. This medicine is used to prevent bone fracture.
Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 173
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Premphase (conjugated estrogens; medroxyprogesterone) is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus, treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. This drug is slightly less popular than other estrogen/progestin combinations.There are currently no generic alternatives to Premphase.

GoodRx has partnered with InsideRx and Pfizer to reduce the price for this prescription. Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Premphase is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.

Estrogens 174
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ESTRADIOL skin patches contain an estrogen. It is mostly used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low estrogen levels or those who have had their ovaries removed.
Estrogen / Progestin Combinations 167
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORETHINDRONE ACETATE is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This product helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis (weak bones).
Bisphosphonate / Vitamin D Combinations 185
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ALENDRONATE; CHOLECALCIFEROL has two medicines to help reduce calcium loss from bones and to increase the production of normal, healthy bone in patients with osteoporosis.
Bisphosphonates 204
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ALENDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis.
Bisphosphonates 267
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RISEDRONATE slows calcium loss from the bone. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis.
Calcitonins 58
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Bisphosphonates 1,114
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ZOLEDRONIC ACID lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat Paget's disease and osteoporosis in women.
Interferon Gammas 54,005
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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