Once you have the symptoms, your doctor will perform a test to measure your bone mass. This helps to tailor the treatment according to your condition. If the bone mass is enough for proper functioning in the next 10 years then usually no medicine is prescribed and you can control Osteoporosis through a healthy diet and changes in your lifestyle.
But if the condition is worsening with time, the doctor at your general hospital will prescribe certain medicines to strengthen the bones. Biophosphonates and monoclonal antibody medications are prescribed to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fracture. These medications pose side effects like nausea, abdominal pain, and heartburn. But if you skip the medicines, your bones will soften at a much faster pace.