Boniva is a prescription drug used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in females after end of menstrual cycle. Boniva may reverse bone loss by stopping more loss of bone and increasing bone mass in most females who take it, even though they won’t be able to see or feel a difference. Boniva may help decrease the chances of breaking bones (fractures).
Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates which also includes the medicines alendronate (Fosamax) and etidronate (Didronel). It is used for the treatment of Paget’s illness of bone (a disease in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of bones are reduced). Bone is continually being formed and dissolved.
Premarin contains a combination of estrogen hormones which treat symptoms of menopause, such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, irritation and burning. It can be prescribed also to prevent osteoporosis (loss of bone mass) in postmenopausal females, and to replace estrogen in females with ovarian failure or other conditions that cause a lack of natural estrogen.
Evista is usually prescribed to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal females; to reduse risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal females with osteoporosis and with the risk for invasive breast cancer. Your doctor may recommend Evista if you already have or have had breast cancer.
Estrogens can be found in nature in several forms. Estrogen is a female hormone which is necessary for many processes in organism.