A method for increasing bone mass in a human afflicted with osteoporosis or a similar disease which comprises administering to the human so afflicted an effective amount of a composition comprising a parathyroid hormone or physiologically active fragment thereof, or equivalents thereof, in combination with either (a) a hydroxylated Vitamin D compound, or a structural or functional analogue thereof, or (b) a dietary calcium supplement. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the necessary components are also disclosed.
Neer; Robert M. (Cambridge, MA), Potts, Jr.; John T. (Newton, MA), Slovik; David M. (Newton, MA)
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