Meds can make your bones brittle

It's important to take note of medications that can increase your risk of osteoporosis. If you are taking some of these life-saving or life-enhancing drugs, you might have to go to extra lengths to protect your bones, as you can't just stop using them. Your doctor will be able to give you advice.

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According to the American National Osteoporosis Foundation, the following medicines can cause bone loss: glucocorticoids, excessive thyroid hormones, anticonvulsants, antacids containing aluminium, gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRH) used for treatment of endometriosis, methotrexate for cancer treatment, cyclosporine A (an immunosuppressive drug), as well as heparin and cholestyramine, taken to control blood cholesterol levels.

Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.
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