Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Once we have initiated bisphosphonate therapy^ how frequently should we check bone mineral density (BMD)?

Repeating BMD in the first three years after starting treatment with a bisphosphonate is unnecessary and potentially confusing.1 The vast majority of patients taking a bisphosphonate will get an adequate increase in BMD after three years and have a reduced fracture risk regardless of BMD changes.

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Publication Date: 2013-11-26
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:14:17