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Itp and osteoporosis 4 years 5 days ago #65668

  • Margaret k
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After falling and breaking my humerus I had a bone scan and have been told I have osteoporosis. At 71 probably most women of my age do.
I have been prescribed calcium, vit D and alandronic acid. I haven't taken any of it yet and have an appointment with my GP soon to discuss the pros and cons of this medication. Does anyone have any advice to offer?

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Itp and osteoporosis 4 years 4 days ago #65669

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I've been on all 3 of those for the last 4 years Margaret. They have had absolutely no effect on my platelet count and have improved my bone density.This is is a very useful site nos.org.uk

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Itp and osteoporosis 4 years 4 days ago #65672

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My mother has osteoporosis. She ended up taking 'Forteo' for awhile. I think it stopped the progress. IMHO, it was taking the little purple pill, aka Prilosec, for a few decades is what caused the bone loss.

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Itp and osteoporosis 4 years 3 days ago #65673

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Thank you , I was concerned that the calcium might interfere with absorption of eltrombopag but I guess as long as I keep them well apart in time it will be ok. I am also concerned about the tendency of alandronic acid to cause heartburn as I get this easily. I thought as a big cheese eater my bones would be stronger. I have only taken steroids very briefly and ineffectually for itp.

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Itp and osteoporosis 4 years 2 days ago #65676

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I take Lansoprazole the night before Alendrotnic acid and in the morning after taking it. Keeps my heartburn at bay. So long as Adcal is at least 4 hours before or after Eltrombopag it shouldn't cause any problems. Take mine with breakfast and tea then Eltrombopag about midnight.

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Itp and osteoporosis 3 years 11 months ago #65716

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There are studies that suggest that Vitamin D, Vitamin K2 and Magnesium are good for bones. I've taken those for years.

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