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Alendronic acid

Also known as: Alendronate sodium

Brand names: ADROVANCE (in combination) BINOSTO FOSAMAX FOSAMAX PLUS (in combination) FOSAVANCE (in combination) LEDRONIN LENDOMAX ONELY OSTEONAT VANTAVO (in combination)


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.

ATC Classification

Alendronic acid
M Musculo-skeletal system → M05 Drugs for treatment of bone diseases → M05B Drugs affecting bone structure and mineralization → M05BA Bisphosphonates

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