how long they should take bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, etc) for osteoporosis

Patients are asking how long they should take bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, etc) for osteoporosis.

Bisphosphonates work well to stop bone loss and prevent fractures.

The problem is that many people are left on bisphosphonates indefinitely. Long-term use might be harmful and may not be necessary.

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