Review of adherence to medications for the treatment of osteoporosis.


Journal Article (Review)

One of the major challenges of successful osteoporosis management is poor patient adherence to current therapies. Individuals who are nonadherent have significant consequences of reduced bone mineral density response, reduced bone marker suppression, and increased risk for fracture compared with individuals who are adherent. Although reducing the dosing interval from daily to weekly oral bisphosphonates has improved adherence, adherence with weekly bisphosphonates remains suboptimal. Barriers to adherence include patient health beliefs, inadequate patient education and age. Potential solutions include increased health care provider-patient interaction, and longer times between doses of medications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gold, DT; Silverman, S

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 27

PubMed ID

  • 16527004

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16527004

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1544-1873


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States