Patients at low-to-moderate risk at this point may be advised to take a "drug holiday
" (stop taking the medication).
She also talked about institution of drug holiday
and rational for drug holiday
For those found at this time to be at low or moderate risk of fracture, a drug holiday
is recommended based on guideline-cited evidence that bisphosphonates offer a residual therapeutic effect after stopping.
Ideally, assessment of risks and benefits from a drug holiday
should occur in a randomized study, but in current U.S.
With this in mind, people who use the drugs are advised to take a "drug holiday
" every five years.
A personal example: After being on a statin for nearly two decades to lower a genetically influenced high cholesterol level, I recently decided to take a drug holiday
after reading about how the medication can affect muscle metabolism and sometimes cause muscle pain and damage.
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis, taking a bisphosphonate (BP) drug holiday
is associated with increased risk of fracture for patients with lower femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) or T scores, according to a recent study published in Endocrine Practice.
This is an encouraging finding because it suggests that an antipsychotic drug holiday
might promote a measurable degree of cognitive recovery.
After a three-month drug holiday
, chemotherapy with RAM as a maintenance therapy was resumed (Figure 7).
How do you assess a patient for a bisphosphonate drug holiday
In many cases, women will be advised to have a "drug holiday
," but those who are still at high risk of osteoporotic fractures may need to keep taking the drugs.
The PNP, he said, would not stop its war on drugs, otherwise 'there will be a drug holiday
in our country.'