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Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Fosamax?

alendronate

What is the Trade Name for alendronate?

Fosamax

What are the Indications of Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

osteoporosis (aging, menopause, corticosteroid induced)

What are the Actions of Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits osteoclast activity leading to inhibition of resorption of bone

What is the Therapeutic Class of Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bone resorption inhibitor

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

bisphosphnates

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Date Published - Aug 14, 2017
Date Modified - Apr 9, 2019

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