[Up-to-date treatments for osteoporosis].Orv Hetil 2006; 147(7):301-6OH
Osteoporosis, despite effective treatment, has a great significance world-wide. It is possible to avoid developing a serious osteoporosis and having bone fracture if we realise the problem at the proper time and take the risk factors into consideration. This article summarises the medications currently used in osteoporosis treatment. The assignment of drugs was by the primary effect on bone metabolism, accordingly anti-catabolic or anabolic drugs. We emphasise the difference between the enlargement of bone mass and the improvement of bone quality and the problem which occurs when we take no notice of this difference. This recognition challenges developing new drugs.