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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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