Definitions for alendronate
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a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
Any salt or ester of alendronic acid
The sodium salt of alendronic acid used to treat osteoporosis
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A nonhormonal medication for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women. This drug builds healthy bone, restoring some of the bone loss as a result of osteoporosis.
Alendronic acid or alendronate sodium — sold as Fosamax by Merck — is a bisphosphonate drug used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is marketed alone as well as in combination with vitamin D. Merck's U.S. patent on alendronate expired in 2008 and the drug is now available as a generic.
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