Alendronate Sodium (Fosamax) is part of the medicine group, bisphosphonates. The drug is used to treat individuals suffering from loss of bone mass. This includes Paget's disease and osteoporosis in both men and women. Alendronate Sodium helps to slow down the loss of bone mass.
Alendronate sodium also known as FOSAMAX is a bisphosphonate that acts as a specific inhibitor of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. It is found in tablet form, solution and also effervescent tablets hence orally administered.
Alendronate sodium contains alendronate monosodium salt trihydrate. Alendronate sodium is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. It is a situation where you find your bones are weak and soft, and may be deformed or break easily. Alendronate sodium is effective in treating Paget’s disease. Alendronate sodium works by increasing the thickness of the bones hence prevent bone breakdown. This drug help makes the bones strong, slows bone loss and this will make them not to break easily. Also reduces bone pain from the disease Alendronate belong to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates.