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Osteoporosis

Taking Fosamax and Didrocal at the Same Time

07/30/2007

Question:

I have been taking Didrocal for some years, but my bone mass density is steadily decreasing. My doctor wants me to take Fosamax as well as Didrocal. The pharmacist has never heard of anyone taking both drugs at the same time.

Is it okay to take both drugs at the same time?

I am a 60 year old male.

Answer:

I agree with your pharmacist that the two drugs are usually not taken together.  It is important that you see an expert in osteoporosis to see why you are continuing to lose bone. I am assuming you are taking the medication correctly and that you are also taking calcium and vitamin D.  Since it is less common for men of your age to have osteoporosis, that is another reason for you to see a specialist to seed if there are other underlying reasons for you to have osteoporosis.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati