Alendronate (Fosamax) is a bisphosphonate drug used for the treatment of osteoporosis (see Maturitas 2004; 48: 179-192).

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... ALENDRONATE (Fosamax®) reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps prevent bone loss and increases production of normal healthy bone in patients with Paget''s disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions which place someone at risk for bone loss, including after menopause in females or from the long-term use of corticosteroids (like prednisone) in men or women. Generic alendronate tablets are not yet available. ...
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Alendronate Systematic (IUPAC) name sodium [4-amino-1-hydroxy-1-( ...
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What You Need To Know About Fosamax For Osteoporosis
... What is Fosamax? Fosamax is the brand name for alendronate sodium. Fosamax is prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis (thinning of bone) in women after menopause. It is most commonly prescribed t...
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