from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug alendronate.

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  • n. a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause


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  • The common (non-branded) name for Fosamax is alendronate.


  • Among the 14,195 women in these studies -- including some 1,100 women in the long-term Fosamax trial -- there were only 12 of the unusual thigh fractures in 10 women.

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  • So for this post, I would like to discuss Fosamax aka alendronate and dentistry, because there is a definitive risk factor involved.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Do the Osteoporosis Medicine Fosamax and Dental Work Mix?

  • A delicate dance has ensued between the FDA and Merck, the manufacturer of Fosamax, which issued a statement about the safety of its drug.

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  • Bisphosphonates, designed to build bone mass, include Actonel, marketed by Sanofi Aventis SA and Warner Chilcott PLC, Boniva, marketed by Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and Merck & Co. 's Fosamax, which is also available as a generic medicine.

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  • & Co. 's Fosamax showed that denosumab improved bone mineral density better than Fosamax, which is taken orally.

    Amgen Drug Helps Bones

  • & Co. 's Fosamax, which is available in generic form.

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  • Well, the generic brand of Fosamax, which is a medication we've talked about before for osteoporosis, you could take a look at the price there.

    CNN Transcript May 6, 2008

  • What they have learned here is that people that take the medication Fosamax, which is a medication that helps ward off some of the signs of osteoporosis, could also increase your chances of developing the atrial fibrillation, from about 4.1 percent to about 6.5 percent.

    CNN Transcript Apr 29, 2008

  • The medications most frequently used now are the bisphosphonates alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or risedronate (Actonel) and a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called raloxifene (Evista).

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause


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