Alendronate Sodium Tablets
Available by prescription only, alendronate sodium (Fosamax®) is an oral medication used for treating osteoporosis and Paget's disease of the bone. In postmenopausal women, the medication is also approved to prevent osteoporosis. The tablets come in five strengths and belong to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates.
The medication works by slowing down the rate at which bone is broken down and encouraging normal reformation. Depending on your dose, the tablets can be taken daily or weekly. For people who are unable to take tablets, a liquid form of alendronate sodium is available.
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