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    Aclasta
    Novartis
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    Aclasta

    Bisphosphonate. Zoledronic Acid 5 mg / 100 ml.
    SOL. FOR INFUS: 1 x 100 ml.
    Single I.V. infus. 5 mg x 1 yr. See lit.
    Tmt. Paget’s dis. of bone. Tmt. osteoporos.
    post-menopaus. women, men at incr. risk
    fracture, incl. recent low trauma hip
    fracture. Tmt./prevent. glucocorticoidinduc.
    osteoporos. Prevent. post
    menopaus. osteoporos. in women when
    biphosphonate ther. indicat.
    C/I: Hypersens. to excips. or any
    bisphosphonates, hypocalcem., pregn.,
    lact., sev. ren. impair. (CLcr<35 mL/min).

    Actonel Once a Month
    Abic
    RX
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    Actonel Once a Month

    Bisphosphonate. Risedronate Sodium 150 mg.
    TABS.:1,2,3,4. Tab wkly. to be swallowed whole and not sucked or chewed in an upright position with glass of plain water, at least 30 mins. bef. first food, other medicine or drink (except water) of the day. Pts should not lie down for 30 mins aft. taking tab.
    Tmt. of postmenopaus. osteoporosis. Prevent. of postmenopaus. osteoporosis
    C/I:  Hypersens. Hypocalcaem. Preg., lact.
    Severe renal impair.(CrCl <30 ml/min).
    Inabil. to stand or sit upright for at least 30 min.

    Alendronate Teva 10 mg
    Teva
    RX
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    Alendronate Teva 10 mg

    Bisphosphonate. Alendronic Acid (as sodium monohydrate) 10 mg.
    TABS: 4 x 70 mg. 1 tab 1 x wkly.
    Tmt. osteopor. in postmenopaus. women
    to prevent fractures, incl. hip and spine
    (verterbral compress. fractures).

    Alendronate Teva 70 mg
    Teva
    RX
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    Alendronate Teva 70 mg

    Bisphosphonate. Alendronic Acid (as sodium monohydrate) 70 mg.
    TABS: 4 x 70 mg. 1 tab 1 x wkly
    Tmt. osteoporos. in postmenopaus.
    women to prevent fractures, incl. hip and
    spine (verterbral compress. fractures).

    Fosalan Once Weekly 70 mg
    MSD
    RX
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    Fosalan Once Weekly 70 mg

    Bisphosphonate. Alendronate (as sodium) 70 mg.
    TABS: 4. 1 x 70 mg tab 1 x wkly.
    Tmt. osteoporos. in postmenopaus.
    woman to prevent fractures, incl. hip and
    spine.
    C/I: Hypersens., esoph. abnorm., inabil.
    to stand or sit for at least 30 mins.

    Fosavance
    MSD
    RX
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    Multiple ingredients
    Fosavance

    Bisphosphonate. Alendronic Acid 70 mg, Cholecalciferol 140 mcg.
    TABS: 4. 1 tab 1 x wkly at least 1/2 hr.
    bef. first food, beverage or medicat. of
    day, with full glass plain water only, to
    be swallowed whole, in upright
    position. Not to lie down for at least 30
    mins. and until after first food.
    Tmt. osteoporos. in postmenopaus.
    women, to reduce incidence fractures
    hip and spine, to incr. bone mass in men
    with osteoporos.
    C/I: Esophag. abnorms, inability to
    stand/sit upright for at least 30 mins.,
    hypocalcem., hypersens. See lit.

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