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Skelid Uses

Skelid is used for treating Paget's disease of the bone. It can help slow the breakdown of bone and help the body build bone more normally. Since the medication has not been adequately studied in children, it is only approved for use in adults. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Skelid uses.

Skelid Uses: An Overview

Skelid® (tiludronate disodium) is a prescription medication that is part of a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. It is approved for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone.
 
Normally, bone is continuously being broken down and rebuilt. Paget's disease of the bone is a condition involving rapid breakdown of bone combined with abnormal reformation of bone. The abnormally reformed bone is weaker than normal. Symptoms of Paget's disease can include pain and bent or broken bones. Bisphosphonates, such as Skelid, can help slow the breakdown of bone and can help the body build bone more normally.
 
Not all people with Paget's need to be treated with a bisphosphonate. Skelid is recommended for people with very high alkaline phosphate levels (a measure of Paget's severity), who have Paget's symptoms, or who are at risk for future complications of Paget's disease.
 

How Does Skelid Work?

Skelid belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. The drug binds to certain cells in bones and slows the breakdown of bone. Normally, bone is continuously being broken down and rebuilt. Paget's disease of the bone is a condition involving rapid breakdown of bone combined with abnormal reformation of bone. The abnormally reformed bone is weaker than normal. Bisphosphonates, such as Skelid, can help slow the breakdown of bone and can help the body build bone more normally.
 
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