Consider prophylaxis for steroid induced osteoporosis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7002.455c (Published 12 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:455
  1. Stuart Jamieson,
  2. Fiona Thomson
  1. Lecturer in neurology Pharmacist Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF

    EDITOR,--Gillian Pountain and Brian Hazleman consider that elderly women receiving long term corticosteroid treatment should be given disodium etidronate with calcium carbonate as the most effective prophylaxis to prevent osteoporosis.1 This is of particular importance in patients with giant cell arteritis since it is a disease predominantly of older women and …

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