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Can Advair Diskus have an impact on bone density in my elderly parents?

Long-term use of Advair Diskus and other inhaled corticosteroids can decrease bone mineral density (BMD). Clinical studies have not conclusively established a link between changes in BMD and bone fractures. However, some people may be at greater risk, such as those who have been confined to bed for a long period; have a family history of osteoporosis; are post-menopausal; smoke; are undernourished; or use anticonvulsants and other medications that can reduce bone density.

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