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My doctor just prescribed Etelvia, a new drug for my severe osteoporosis. I would appreciate any info.
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Well, it's a biphosphonate, just like all the other drugs used for osteoporosis.
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Thanks for the information.
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I wasn't too informative... There's a thread here called 'Alendronate sodium' from not that long ago, where it's explained how it works. Alendronic acid is also a biphosphonate. New or old, a biphosphonate's effect on the body is always the same.

It's gonna take someone's extraordinary brain effort (or stroke of luck) to find a substance that actually stimulates bone production. Until then we're stuck with all these 'new' biphosphonates.
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Your response caused me to search more about Atelvia myself.  Other bisphosphonates were listed, and I have already tried some in the past. The pills resulted in serious stomach problems. I'll keep looking for something that I can tolerate.
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