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How is juvenile osteoporosis treated?

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Your child’s doctor will make recommendations based on the cause of your child’s juvenile osteoporosis. If another disease is to blame, she’ll treat it. If a medication is responsible, your child may be able to take a different medicine or a lower dose.

None of the osteoporosis drugs that adults can take are approved for use in children.

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Juvenile Osteoporosis."

Catherine Gordon, MD, director, Bone Health Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Juvenile Osteoporosis" and "Osteoporosis: Peak Bone Mass in Women."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Juvenile Osteoporosis Clinical Trial, Medical University of South Carolina."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Juvenile Osteoporosis."

Catherine Gordon, MD, director, Bone Health Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Juvenile Osteoporosis" and "Osteoporosis: Peak Bone Mass in Women."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Juvenile Osteoporosis Clinical Trial, Medical University of South Carolina."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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