About the drug:
The active ingredient of the drug is Sodium Alendronate. It is mainly used in the treatment of osteoporosis .
Uses of the drug:
The medicine is used to prevent or treat osteoporosis that is caused either because of taking steroids on both men and women or caused by menopause. It may also be used to treat Paget’s disease of bone in both men and women.
Working of the drug:
The medicine works by changing the process of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It helps in reduction of bone loss at the same time helping more bone mass production which results in preventing bone fractures.
What is Sodium Alendronate?
Sodium Alendronate manufactured under the brand names Fosamax, Osteofos (by Cipla) among several other trade names worldwide is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis caused by menopause or by taking steroids (both men and women).
Sodium Alendronate medication changes the process of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It reduces bone loss while helping more bone mass production which may prevent bone fractures. This medication is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone in both men and women.
Sodium Alendronate may also be given for conditions not listed above.