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Can I take osteoporosis medications if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant it is very important to discuss your osteoporosis with your doctor. While bisphosphonates are the main medication used to treat osteoporosis, they are usually given to women who have already gone through menopause. A pregnant woman should not take bisphosphonates. Neither should a woman nursing a baby. Make sure all your doctors are aware of both your osteoporosis and your pregnancy when deciding what medications to prescribe.

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