Osteoporosis is a condition that involves the thinning of bone tissue and the loss of bone density over time. This causes the bones to become brittle and break easily. Although osteoporosis is more common among women, men can get osteoporosis. Treating osteoporosis usually requires a combination of medications, vitamins such as Vitamin D, and minerals such as calcium. Bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax and Boniva, are usually the first line in treating and preventing osteoporosis. However, some patients may need another option that may need to be compounded. Your pharmacist can compound treatment unique to you and your needs in order to help stop or slow down bone loss.
How can compounds help?
Patients who need an alternative treatment to medications readily available on the market can benefit from hormone replacement therapy or testosterone. If this is the case, your compounding pharmacist can prepare these medications in a variety of formulations that can help you keep your bones healthy. In addition, your compounding pharmacist can provide you with the appropriate nutritional supplementation by compounding vitamins such as Vitamin D and certain minerals for you.