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How do medications treat Paget's disease?

Over-the-counter medication like acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) relieve pain that is caused by Paget's disease. Bisphosphonates can slow down the development of Paget's disease and help return bone formation to normal. Calcitonin also helps return bone formation to normal; however, it is not as strong as bisphosphonates and is usually used only if bisphosphonates are too strong for you.

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