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Can Osteoporosis Drugs Affect My Stability?

By    |   Friday, 11 April 2014 10:13 AM

Question: I have been taking Boniva for about 10 years and now I can hardly walk straight. What would you suggest I take, if I were your wife?
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Boniva is used for osteoporosis.  It does not usually cause a loss of balance or neurological problems. It may cause muscle pain and pain in arms and legs. If your gait is unsteady, you must consider that this may be a drug effect and probably would be wise to suspend Boniva use.
Osteoporosis management is a long-term proposition, and interruption for several months should not be problematic.  See your physician for alternative treatment strategies for your osteoporosis and well as a neurological and orthopedic evaluation to assess your gait disorder as soon as possible.

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Boniva, used for osteoporosis, does not usually cause a loss of balance or neurological problems, but can have side effects.
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