strontium ranelate

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strontium ranelate

A bone-seeking drug shown in the mid-1990s to be capable of substantially reducing the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women with OSTEOPOROSIS. The drug stimulates bone formation and reduces resorption. The usefulness of the drug was shown in a large trial, the results of which were published in January 2004. Side effects are said to be minor.