How do the medications for osteoporosis work

How do the medications for osteoporosis work?

Osteoporosis medications are classified into two main categories—antiresorptive agents and anabolic agents. Antiresorptive medications include the bisphosphonates, denosumab, estrogens, raloxifene, and calcitonin; these agents work by inhibiting osteoclastic bone resorption. Teriparatide and abaloparatide are the currently available anabolic agents; they work by stimulating osteoblastic bone formation.


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