Rheumatology Question 5 Instructor

List four medications that contribute to the risk of developing osteoporosis.

  1. Corticosteroids
  2. Heparin
  3. Anticonvulsants (particularly phenobarbitol and phenytoin)
  4. GnRH agonists

Cyclosporine and certain chemotherapeutic agents also contribute to osteoporosis risk, as does heavy alcohol intake.

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