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Osteoporosis ("porous bones", from Greek: /osteon meaning "bone" and /poros meaning "pore") is a disease of bones t...
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Other name: Alendronate (Alendronate)
Other name: Boniva (Boniva)
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Alendronic acid (International Nonproprietary Name) or alendronate sodium (United States Adopted Name) — sold as Fosamax by Merck & Co.|Merck — is a bisphosphonate medication used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is ma...
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Alendronic acid (International Nonproprietary Name) or alendronate sodium (United States Adopted Name) — sold as Fosamax by Merck & Co.|Merck — is a bisphosphonate medication used for osteoporosis and several other bone diseases. It is ma...
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and my doctor prescribed Fosamax. I took it for...
" Q. I have osteoporosis and my doctor prescribed Fosamax. I took it for years, but it caused severe heartburn that I could not handle. When I complained to the doctor, he offered Boniva. Reading the... "

cost I went to the generic Ibandronate (monthly) It seems...
" This may be too late but I changed from Fosamax to Boniva because my physician felt that I had been ...to reduce cost I went to the generic Ibandronate (monthly) It seems to work.... "

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have stopped taking my once-a-month ibandronate. During the...
" ... similar drugs; i.e., Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, etc., for more ...after the seminar, have stopped taking my once-a-month ibandronate. During the Q&A segment, she did mention Denosumab and... "

snapped. She had taken Fosamax for 5 years and stopped l...
" ...her femur snapped. She had taken Fosamax for 5 years and stopped ...women? A. The FDA approved Fosamax in 1995 to treat osteoporosis. A decade later the ...drug (bisphosphonates such as alendronate,... "

osamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) t...
" ...2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an increased... "

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samax), ibandronate (Boniva), and risedronate (Actonel). Mos...
" ...prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Bisphosphonates taken by mouth include alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), and risedronate (Actonel). Most are taken by mouth,... "

osamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) t...
" ...2 (HealthDay News) -- People with osteoporosis who take drugs such as Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) or Actonel (risedronate) to strengthen their bones may be at an increased... "

s on Fosamax (which sounds similar to Ibandronate) beca...
" ...will work and has many possible problems. Julie is on Pamidronate after several years on Fosamax (which sounds similar to Ibandronate) because of the problems and the fact that it... "

the drugs are: ibandronate (Boniva), alendronate (Fosamax),...
" ...preventing the possible breakdowns. Some of the drugs are: ibandronate (Boniva), alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and others. Hormonal therapy can also help.... "

new medication, ibandronate (brand name Boniva) that works...
" ...read about a new medication, ibandronate (brand name Boniva) that works like Actonel and Fosamax, but it is given as... "

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