Chemical formula: C₄H₁₃NO₇P₂ Molecular mass: 249.096 g/mol PubChem compound: 2088
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.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|M Musculo-skeletal system → M05 Drugs for treatment of bone diseases → M05B Drugs affecting bone structure and mineralization → M05BA Bisphosphonates
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|FOSAMAX Once Weekly Tablets
|Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
|MPI, EU: SmPC
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