Teriparatide better than alendronate for steroid induced osteoporosisBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7629.1071-b (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1071
Glucorticoids inhibit bone formation and cause osteoporosis. Biphosphonates help prevent bone loss in people on long term glucocorticoids, but human parathyroid hormone (teriparatide) worked better in a recent head to head trial⇑.
Most of the 428 participants had rheumatological or …
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