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Alendronate (Fosamax)

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Alendronate (Fosamax)

What is the Generic Name for Fosamax?


What is the Trade Name for Alendronate?


What are the Indications of Alendronate (Fosamax)?

  • Osteoporosis (aging, menopause, corticosteroid induced)

What are the Actions of Alendronate (Fosamax)?

Inhibits osteoclast activity leading to inhibition of resorption of bone

What is the Therapeutic Class of Alendronate (Fosamax)?

Bone resorption inhibitor

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Alendronate (Fosamax)?


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Date Published - Jan 13, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 23, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.