Watson to Distribute Alendronate Tablets
CORONA, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical
company, announced today that the company expects to initiate shipments of
alendronate sodium in the 35 and 70 mg once weekly dosage strengths when
Fosamax(R) loses m...
Actonel Treats Hip Fractures In A Better Way Than Alendronate
New study shows that osteoporosis patients treated with Actonel are more likely to sustain when compared to alendronate. //These results were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Osteoporosis International after collecting data from 33,000 women with osteoporosis.
The study of 33,000 po...
Bone Therapy May Not Always Need Monitoring
...misleading, researchers say.
In the study, Australian researchers analyzed data from a large randomized trial that compared the effects of the drug alendronate
(a widely used bisphosphonate) in more than 6,000 postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density, which is a risk factor for fractures.
Watson Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Results; Raises 2009 Outlook
..., reflecting the addition of new products, including potassium-chloride extended-release capsules. The increase was offset somewhat by lower sales of alendronate
Generic other revenue decreased $17.8 million to $6.5 million due to a decline in royalties from Sandoz's sales of metoprolol suc...
ADA Informs Patients About Osteoporosis Medications and Oral Health
... 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates are commonly prescribed to prevent broken bones. Common bisphosphonate medications include alendronate
(Fosamax(R)), ibandronate (Boniva(R)), risedonate (Actone(R)) and zoledronic acid (Reclast(R)).
The "Osteoporosis Medications and Your Dental He...
Osteoporosis Drug Prompts Increase in Certain Bone Cells
... not use the drug.
In a news release, Merck said that "clinical trials of Fosamax and post-marketing reports do not suggest any association between alendronate
and esophageal cancer. Fosamax has been studied in controlled clinical trials involving more than 17,000 patients, contributing as much as 10 years' d...
Study identifies causes of bone loss in breast cancer survivors
...d disorder, depending on its cause.
In certain breast cancer patients, bone loss from cancer drugs can be treated with osteoporosis drugs such as alendronate
sodium (Fosamax) and ibandronate sodium (Boniva), Camacho said.
Albain refers all her breast cancer patients for a comprehensive bone health evalua...
International Osteoporosis Foundation supports UK charity call for NICE guidance changes
...tor at the NOS, stated "we remain deeply dissatisfied with the guidance that NICE has produced."
The main issues are;
women who cannot tolerate alendronate
must wait and become significantly worse before they are eligible for alternate treatments in the UK. This particularly affects the frail elderly popu...
New Drug May Strengthen Women's Bones
...l placebo, or an injection of placebo every six months and 70 milligrams of alendronate
orally each week. alendronate
(brand name Fosamax) is commonly used in the prevention and treatment of os...
Osteoporosis Meds Linked to Heart Problem
...o for people who have suffered hip fractures. Bisphosphonates may also be used to treat Paget's disease of bone.
This class of medications includes alendronate
(Fosamax), zoledronic acid (Reclast), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel), and more.
Although effective, these medications can cause seriou...
Osteoporosis Drugs Increase Risk for Heart Problems
...s, of whom 76 to 100 percent were women using
bisphosphonates for osteoporosis with a mean age range 69 to 75 years.
Patients in the study were taking alendronate
or zoledronic acid. The
analysis showed that 2.5 to 3 percent of patients taking bisphosphonates
experienced atrial fibrillation and 1 to 2 percent ex...
Barr Reports First Quarter 2008 GAAP Earnings of $0.21 Per Share; Adjusted Earnings of $0.57 Per Share
...losporine Capsules and Desmopressin. These decreases were partially offset by increases in sales of Fentanyl Citrate and the launch of the Company's alendronate
Sales of generic oral contraceptives, the Company's largest single category of generic products, were lower in the quarter, as expected, ...
Barr Launches Generic Fosamax(R) Tablets, 70 mg
.... Barr is entitled to share 180 days of
marketing exclusivity for its 70 mg alendronate
Sodium product. This
exclusivity bars the entry of competition for this pro... seeks to maintain their quality of life in their advanced years."
Sodium product is indicated for the treatment and
prevention of osteoporosi...