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I am 87 years old male in reasonable health so far.I say reasonable as I keep walking despite problems like open angle glaucoma and AMD since Oct, 2015. My eye sight also remains alright . I keep using eye drops Azopt and Travatan. BP and sugar OK.

Since 31 Oct, 2019 I was diagnosed Osteoporosis for the first time as a result of Dexa Scan Results

a. Neck: T score -2.6 (Total -1.7) Osteoporosis

b. Lumbar L1-L4: T Score -0.9 Normal

Two Docs advised me Bonviva 150 mg once a month. Since then in view of my advanced age I have not taken Bonviva so far due to its formidable side effects apprehending more harm than good at my age. Some how I had taken this medication for 6 months about 10 years back though I had no osteoporosis then with no side effects at that time. Now I am hesitant when I am so old .

In view of above, can I have the views of others particularly advanced age group who have been using this/such other medications. My apprehension is that all the organs in the body are weak, hence more vulnerable to such strong medications and secondly how many more years of life are available at this stage; why be vulnerable to serious side effects of this medication?

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