alendronate alendronate


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


  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.


  • 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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