The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Romosozumab (Evenity) for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
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The FDA has approved romosozumab-aqqg (Evenity – Amgen), a sclerostin inhibitor, for once-monthly subcutaneous (SC) treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at high risk for fracture (history of osteoporotic fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture) or who have failed or cannot tolerate other drugs for this indication. Romosozumab is the first sclerostin inhibitor to be approved in the US and the third drug for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis that stimulates bone formation; the parathyroid hormone (PTH) receptor agonists abaloparatide (Tymlos) and teriparatide (Forteo) were approved earlier. Other drugs used for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, such as bisphosphonates, inhibit bone resorption and decrease bone turnover. ... more
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