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Alendronate

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Synonym(s): Alendronic acid, Fosamax®

Introduction

Name

  • Alendronate.

Class of drug

  • Bisphosphonate.

Description

Chemical name

  • 4-amino-1-hydroxy-1-phosphonobutyl)phosphonic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C4H13NO7P2.

Molecular weight

  • 249.1.

Physical properties

  • Oral tablet; effervescent tablet, oral solution (raspberry flavor) – unlicensed for use in animals in the UK.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature in a tightly closed container; do not allow to freeze.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Lin J H, Russell G & Gertz B (1999) Pharmacokinetics of alendronate: an overview. Int J Clin Pract Suppl 101, 18-26 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Merck & Co (2012) Fusamax. US Food and Drug Administration, USA. Website: www.fda.gov (pdf download).
  • Allerton F (2020) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Part A: Canine and Feline. BSAVA, UK.

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