Medication and treatment
Osteoporosis medications are prescribed to help strengthen your bones and reduce your risk of breaking a bone
Osteoporosis medications work by:
- Slowing down the cells that break down bone (osteoclasts) - these are known as ‘antiresorptive’ drugs
- Stimulating the cells that build new bone (osteoblasts) - these are known as ‘anabolic’ drugs
- Other ways, which may combine both of the above.
Osteoporosis medications don't reduce pain caused by broken bones. But don't worry - if you're experiencing pain after breaking a bone, there are medications and treatments for pain that can help you.