Atelvia is a bisphosphonate which is indicated for treatment of bone problems such as osteoporosis. The drug slows down the process of bone loss which is usually caused by aging or excessive use of corticosteroid drugs. It often occurs after menopause. Atelvia should not be used by children.
Atelvia belongs to the drug class bisphosphonates, and it works by altering the cycle of bone breakdown and formation in the body. This medication helps in increasing bone mass while slowing bone loss. This may assist in maintaining strong bones and preventing bone fractures. This is a prescription drug that treats osteoporosis in women after they pass menopause. Osteoporosis makes the bones break easily and become thinner. You are at risk of getting it if you take corticosteroids like prednisone for a long time. If you have a problem with the movement of muscles in your esophagus or have hypocalcaemia, do not take Atelvia.