Category: Osteoporosis

Anti Inflammatory Drugs are Bad to the Bone

The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (June, 2002 17:963), studied the effects of two drugs, Vioxx and Celebrex on bone repair. These drugs are the new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs. These are known as Cox-2 inhibitors; so named because of the inflammatory enzyme that they inhibit. These drugs are often used to ease the Read More …

Osteoporosis and Vitamin K

A review of published studies, appearing in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2005; 62(15): 1574-81) states that vitamin K may help prevent osteoporosis as well as arterial calcification. Vitamin K is important to proteins that are found in bone. A commercially prepared form of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 may be useful for preventing Read More …

Can Osteoporosis Drugs Weaken Bone?

The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma  (May/June 2008, Volume 22, Issue 5) published a retrospective review was of patients with femoral shaft fractures admitted to a Level 1 trauma center between January 2002 and March 2007. Seventy low-energy fractures were identified. These are leg fractures (thigh) that occurred with little or no trauma. The researchers looked Read More …