Bisphosphonates (Osteoporosis Drugs): Label Change – Atypical Fractures Update including Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, and Reclast
Bisphosphonate Update 6/28/12: In a new web guide published by the FDA, the administration lays out new guidance for the use of bisphosphonates, tentatively recommending a three to five year time limit for the drugs, at least until more conclusive data becomes available. The five-year time limit was originally suggested in a September 2011 report issued by the FDA, which concluded that there appears to be no tangible benefit to extending bisphosphonate regimens beyond five years. Click here to learn more.
Bisphosphonate Bone Fracture Update 5/24/12: In a study published this week by the Archives of Internal Medicine, Swiss researchers reached conclusions similar to those reached earlier this month by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – that taking osteoporosis drugs from the bisphosphonate class can increase the risk of atypical bone fractures. Taken cumulatively, the results of the study seem to suggest that the risk of fractures increased over time while the benefits of the drugs decreased. Click here to learn more.
October 13, 2010 – The FDA is updating the public regarding information previously communicated describing the risk of atypical fractures of the thigh, known as subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures, in patients who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. This information will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels approved to treat osteoporosis, including Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, and Reclast (and their generic products).
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