Strontium ranelate is a medication used to treat osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. It works by increasing bone density and reducing the risk of fractures.
The medication is available in the form of oral tablets and is typically taken once a day. It should be taken with food and at least two hours before or after any other medications.
Like all medications, strontium ranelate can have side effects. The most common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, headache, and back pain. Less common but more serious side effects may include blood clots, heart attack, stroke, and seizures. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider about any concerns or questions about this medication.
Strontium ranelate has been approved for use in Europe.