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There has been much discussion among doctors, dentists and patients about the benefits of bisphosphonate medications (such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and Reclast) and the potential risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw. This condition, which involves painful, exposed bone in the jaw that does not heal normally, has been linked for some time with the use of bisphosphonates, although only rarely with the oral formulations most commonly prescribed to osteoporosis patients. A recent article in Endocrine Today -- www.endocrinetoday.com/view.aspx?rid=26870 -- helps put the relationship between bisphosphonates and ONJ in perspective. As has been previously reported, the possibility of this side effect is much higher for those taking the drugs in the doses given intravenously for cancer patients. For many osteoporosis patients, the risk of breaking a bone is much higher than developing osteonecrosis of the jaw. This is important to bear in mind when one talks to a physician about&n...
Generic Name: CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT/VITAMIN D - ORAL Calcet Creamy Bites Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
have any allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can
cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
This medication should not be used if you have certain
medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or
pharmacist if you have:
high calcium/vitamin D levels (hypercalcemia/hypervitaminosis
difficulty absorbing nutrition from food (malabsorption
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
heart/blood vessel disease
certain immune system disorder (sarcoidosis)
certain bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, Whipple's
little or no stomach acid (achlorhydria)
Over the years, we have seen specials on television, read books and articles, all on Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. More often than not, this information references a young boy, bouncing off walls and unable to contain his energy. There are, however, three distinct types of ADHD, according to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV): Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, Predominantly Inattentive Type and Combined Type. ADD, or ADD without hyperactivity is less well known, although no less difficult for those diagnosed with it. ADD and ADHD share a number of symptoms. Both types of the disorder can create problems with forgetfulness and becoming easily distracted. Both types cause difficulties in school, in completing assignments and in paying attention. Individuals with both types often lose or misplace items and may have problems keeping track of time. Both may create low self-esteem issues. There are, ho...
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