alendronate sodium

A drug that affects bone metabolism. It is used in treating osteoporosis and Paget's disease, and is being studied in the treatment of hypercalcemia (abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood) and in treating and reducing the risk of bone pain caused by cancer. Alendronate sodium is a type of bisphosphonate.

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  • Fosamax — Fos·a·max fä sə .maks trademark used for a preparation of alendronate * * * Fo·sa·max (fosґə maks) trademark for a preparation of alendronate sodium …   Medical dictionary

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