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Alendronic acid

Also known as: Alendronate sodium

Brand names: BINOSTO FOSAMAX FOSAMAX PLUS D (in combination) FOSAVANCE (in combination)

Description

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

Code
Title
Category
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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