Osteoporosis treatment and medication available today

Manage your osteoporosis online to decrease pain, prevent fractures, and minimize further bone loss. Book an appointment today with one of our board-certified medical providers to prescribe the proper osteoporosis medication and treatment plan. Get a new prescription or refill an existing osteoporosis prescription today.*

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Customized osteoporosis treatment plans to treat the whole-patient

Osteoporosis medications administered by board-certified doctors*

Insurance accepted but not required

*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor's discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how to save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of osteoporosis. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Osteoporosis treatment

People with osteoporosis face a higher risk of fractures or broken bones. Fortunately, several options for osteoporosis treatment can help manage your condition.

Preventing osteoporosis is not always possible, and several risk factors cannot be controlled. You can reduce the risk by:

  • Taking nutritional supplements: To prevent low bone density, your doctor may recommend specific supplements such as calcium supplements and vitamin D.

  • Getting regular physical activity: Exercises with resistance bands, dumbbells, or resistance machines cause muscles to push against bones, which encourages the body to form new bone tissue.

  • Quitting smoking: Smoking reduces the body's calcium absorption, which is vital for healthy bones.

For severe osteoporosis, medication can help slow and even stop bone loss.

Osteoporosis medication

Depending on the severity and cause of your condition, our doctors may recommend the following medications used to treat osteoporosis:

  • Antiresorptive medications

    Antiresorptive medications prevent bone loss. These include bisphosphonates, which may be taken orally or by injection, hormone therapy, which may be recommended in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, and other medications.

    Fosamax (Alendronate)

    Calcitonin salmon (Fortical and Miacalcin)

    ibandronate (Boniva)

    zoledronic acid (Reclast)

    Raloxifene (Evista)

    Denosumab (Prolia)

  • Anabolic medications

    These medications help foster bone growth and reduce the risk of fractures.

    Teriparatide (Forteo)

    Evenity (romosozumab)

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. The inside of healthy bones is porous and has small spaces. Osteoporosis increases the size of these spaces, leading to the loss of bone density and strength.

Talk to one of our board-certified doctors if you have any warning signs of osteoporosis, such as:

  • A bone fracture (i.e., hip fracture) after age 50

  • Stooped posture

  • Use of medications that cause bone thinning

  • A family history of related fracture

Osteoporosis treatment and medication FAQs

  • What is the best and safest treatment for osteoporosis?

    For many individuals with osteoporosis, bisphosphonates such as Boniva and Fosamax are safe and effective treatments.

  • Who is at risk for osteoporosis?

    Women face a greater risk of developing osteoporosis than men. You may also have an increased risk of fracture if you're over age 65, have a family history of osteoporosis, and have low body weight.

  • What are the symptoms of osteoporosis?

    Osteoporosis is considered a "silent" condition because there are typically no symptoms until a bone is broken. Symptoms of vertebral fractures (spine fractures) include:

    • Severe back pain

    • Loss of height

    • Spine malformations (stooped or hunched posture)

  • What causes osteoporosis?

    Over time, the body's process of bone formation slows. Many people reach their peak bone mass by the age of 30. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it's created.

3 steps to get treated for osteoporosis online

Step 1: Book an appointment

Step 1

Book an osteoporosis treatment appointment.

Book a same-day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your clinician regarding your osteoporosis symptoms.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your medication for osteoporosis.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Related conditions to osteoporosis

  • Other conditions and medical issues may be causing symptoms of osteoporosis. We've listed other conditions that you can discuss with our doctors.




    Paget's disease of bone (osteitis deformans)

    Cushing's syndrome

    Rheumatoid arthritis Thyroid

    Multiple myeloma



    Chronic kidney disease

Osteoporosis treatment pricing details

How it works

To request Osteoporosis treatment and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • Cigna

Paying without insurance



First month free



30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.


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