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  • n. Any salt or ester of etidronic acid, but especially the sodium salt, which is used to reduce calcium loss from bones


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  • The drugs, called clodronate and etidronate, steal the DNA binding site, preventing relaxase from handling DNA.

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  • Alternatives to estrogen include drugs called bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax), etidronate (Didronel), and ibandronate (Boniva); selective estrogen receptor modulators such as raloxifene (Evista); and calcitonin.

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  • The compounds Miller studied are bisphosphonates known as ethane-1-hydroxy-1, 1-bisphosphonate or EHBP, which Miller said is chemically similar to Procter & Gamble's osteoporosis drug Didronel or etidronate. Top headlines

  • There are alternatives for those who cannot take alendronate (etidronate, risedronate, or strontium ranelate or, for secondary prevention only, raloxifene) but a prescription for one of these often requires even more stringent criteria.

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  • The guidance says that these patients cannot have alternative treatments, strontium ranelate, zoledronic acid or etidronate, unless their condition worsens and they have other aggravating factors. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The efficacy of FOSAMAX 40 mg once daily for six months was demonstrated in two double-blind clinical studies of male and female patients with moderate to severe Paget's disease (alkaline phosphatase at least twice the upper limit of normal): a placebo-controlled, multinational study and a U.S. comparative study with etidronate disodium 400 mg/day.


  • Bisphosphonates etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel), zoledronate (Zometa or Reclast), ibandronate (Boniva)

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  • - using a clinical scoring system - to qualify for a bisphosphonate such as risedronate or etidronate.

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