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Lila de Tantillo

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Lila is a nurse and writer from South Florida. She wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Osteoporosis.

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Taking Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)? Why Paxil and Other Antidepressants Could Pose a Problem

Tamoxifen (or nolvadex) is a drug commonly prescribed to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer, but a common side effect of the treatment is hot flashes. As a result, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) - a class of drugs that includes ...

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Osteoporosis Drug Side Effects: What Every Patient Should Know

The latest news linking osteoporosis drug Fosamax - also known by its generic name alendronate - with atrial heart fibrillation in some patients serves as an important reminder: Everything we put in our body can change our body. While prescription me...

Two Options For Vertebral Fractures

Two Options For Vertebral Fractures

The most common location for an osteoporosis-related fracture to occur is the vertebrae. These painful back injuries can occur while engaging in everyday actions, such as bending over or lifting groceries. With very advanced osteoporosis, a sneeze or ...

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Reclast Once a Year: When to Discuss Reclast (Zoledronic Acid) with Your Doctor

Recently, the FDA approved the use of Reclast (zoledronic) acid for the treatment of osteoporosis. The bisphosphonate medication, known as Reclast, works by interfering with the process of bone breakdown as the drugs Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel do. Z...