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Under normal circumstances, bone is continuously being broken down and rebuilt. Paget's disease of the bone is a condition that involves rapid breakdown of bone, as well as abnormal reformation of bone. Symptoms of this disease can include pain and bent or broken bones.
Bisphosphonates such as Didronel® (etidronate disodium) can help slow the breakdown of bone and can help the body build bone more normally. This medicine is specifically recommended for people who experience Paget's disease symptoms (not everyone will have symptoms). It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken every day for a specified period, usually three to six months.
(For more details on using this drug for Paget's disease, as well as other conditions, click Didronel Uses.)
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