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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-114

Bisphosphonate drug holidays: Can we recommend currently?

1 Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of G Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Sudhaa Sharma
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.141186

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Bisphosphonates (BP) are the mainstay of treatment for osteoporosis. Subtrochanteric or diaphyseal fractures have been reported with long term use of BP, which raised world-wide debate on two aspects, i.e., for how long the BP is to be given and potential advantages/role of BP drug holidays. BP accumulates in bone with some persistent protective effect after therapy is stopped endorses the concept. Theoretically, a drug holiday may be a considerable option to decrease risks of BP, which continuing the protection from fractures but the level of evidence and data supporting the concept of drug holidays is a week. Hence, no specific recommendations are available on BP drug holidays from major available treatment guidelines on postmenopausal osteoporosis. Hence, before it is recommended it requires more robust research in this field.

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