Active ingredients: Alendronic acid
FOSAMAX Once Weekly 70 mg tablets.
Oval white tablets, marked with an outline of a bone image on one side, and ‘31’ on the other.
Each tablet contains 70 mg alendronic acid (as sodium trihydrate).
Excipients with known effect: Each tablet contains 113.4 mg lactose (as lactose anhydrous).
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Alendronic acid is a bisphosphonate that inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption with no direct effect on bone formation. The bone formed during treatment with alendronic acid is of normal quality.
Aluminum/aluminum blisters in cartons containing 2, 4, 8, 12 or 40 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited, Hertford Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 9BU, UK
10 November 2000/9 November 2005