What are the treatments for osteoporosis?
There are a number of good treatments for primary osteoporosis, most of them medications. Two medications, alendronate and calcitonin (in nose spray form), have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They provide people who have osteoporosis with a variety of choices for treatment. For people with secondary osteoporosis, treatment may focus on curing the underlying disease. Source: The Gale Group. Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd ed.