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A bisphosphonate drug, C4H13NO7P2, that inhibits bone resorption and is used in the form of its sodium salt to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

[Probably a(mino) + (buty)l(id)en(e), one of its constituents (butyl + -id(e) + -ene) + (hy)dr(oxy) + (bisphosph)onate.]
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Noun1.alendronate - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopausealendronate - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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alendronate, alendronate sodium

(USAN), alendronic acid (INN) n alendronato, alendronato sódico, ácido alendrónico (INN)
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Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effect of alendronate sodium on trabecular bone structure in an osteoporotic rat model.
Therefore, we preferred half dose of weekly alendronate sodium in order to prevent adverse effects.
Alendronate sodium is one of the osteoporosis drugs with the longest history of application.
(6.) Lee JK: Bilateral atypical femoral diaphyseal fractures in a patient treated with alendronate sodium. Int J Rheum Dis.
The researchers received no outside funding, though their findings were derived from an analysis of the placebo group of the FLEX trial, a manufacturer-sponsored study comparing extended alendronate sodium treatment with placebo in a large cohort of women treated 5 years on alendronate (JAMA 2006;296:292738.).
In addition, romosozumab has proved to be more effective than current medications Fosamax (alendronate sodium)A and Forteotm/Forsteo (teriparatide).
Perkins, "In vitro disintegration and dissolution studies of once-weekly copies of alendronate sodium tablets (70 mg) and in vivo implications," Current Medical Research and Opinion, vol.
The contract has been signed to establish and manage a distribution network for Binosto (alendronate sodium) covering Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and certain countries in Southeast Asia.
Food and Drug Administration approved the buffered form of the bisphosphonate drug alendronate sodium (Binosto) in October 2012.
Alendronate sodium is approved by the FDA for the prevention (5 mg daily and 35 mg weekly tablets) and treatment (10 mg daily tablet, 70 mg weekly tablet or liquid formulation, and 70 mg weekly tablet with 2,800 IU or 5,600 IU of vitamin [D.sub.3]) of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FOSAMAX PLUS D (alendronate sodium/cholecalciferol), a single once-weekly tablet containing 70 mg FOSAMAX[R] (alendronate sodium) and 2800 IU vitamin D3, representing seven days worth of 400 IU of vitamin D.
Alendronate sodium (Fosamax) won't protect against breast cancer, but has fewer side effects.