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  1. alendronate, Fosamaxnoun

    a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause


  1. fosamax

    Alendronic acid, sold under the brand name Fosamax among others, is a bisphosphonate medication used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone. It is taken by mouth. Use is often recommended together with vitamin D, calcium supplementation, and lifestyle changes.Common side effects (1 to 10% of patients) include constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, and acid reflux. Use is not recommended during pregnancy or in those with poor kidney function. Alendronic acid works by decreasing the activity of cells that break down bone.Alendronic acid was first described in 1978 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1995. It is available as a generic medication. In 2020, it was the 94th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 7 million prescriptions.


  1. fosamax

    Fosamax is a medication, specifically a bisphosphonate, that is most commonly used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men. Its primary function is to slow down bone loss while increasing bone mass, which in turn reduces the risk of fractures. The generic name of Fosamax is Alendronate. This medication may also be used to treat other bone diseases such as Paget's disease.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fosamax in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fosamax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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