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Bisphosphonate Use in Patients with Osteopenia and Low Risk of Fractures: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Published on: April 17, 2015
Project Number: RB0842-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of bisphosphonates in patients with osteopenia at low risk of fracture?
  2. What are the evidence based guidelines associated with the use of bisphosphonates in patients with osteopenia at low risk of fracture?

Key Message

Seven systematic reviews and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding the use of bisphosphonates in patients with osteopenia at low risk of fracture.

Tags

bone, bone density, bone diseases, bone fractures, diphosphonates, osteopenia, osteoporosis, Fractures, Metabolic, bisphosphonate, bone fracture, osteopaenia, osteopaenic, osteopenic