alendronate alendronate

Definition(s):

  • (n) a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause

Usage(s):

  1. Among these patients, the study suggests, the experimental compound would be slightly more effective at reducing fractures than the bisphosphonate drugs Fosamax (alendronate) and .
  2. A report out last week shows that alendronate, used by postmenopausal women to raise bone density, can also prevent osteoporosis in patients taking steroids.

News

  • Study: Bisphosphonates Use Raises Risks for Atrial Fibrillation

    New research has found that bisphosphonate use was tied to a significant increased risk of both atrial fibrillation (AF) and serious AF. Bisphosphonates include Fosamax (alendronate sodium), Reclast and Zometa (zoledronic acid), Boniva (ibandronate sodium), Didronel (etidronate disodium), Actonel (risedronate … Continue reading ?
    on October 9, 2013     Source: NewsInferno

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