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How can injections help someone with osteoporosis?

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Injections of certain osteoporosis drugs, such as Boniva, Forteo and Prolia, can be administered every six months as an alternative to oral medications; these injections reduce the risk of fractures, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Bisphosphonates like Boniva, for example, slow the rate of bone loss due to osteoporosis.

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Many patients prefer to receive injections for osteoporosis rather than take oral medications. Injections are delivered less frequently (usually twice a year), so patients do not have to remember to take a pill every day or once a week. Injections are given in different dosage ranges based on whether they are intended to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

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