A member asked:

Is there an alternative to fosamax (alendronate) for paget's disease of bone?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Lang answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

There are several alternatives. Most commonly used is risedronate, formerly call actonel, was approved at a dose of 30 mg daily for 60 days.And proved to be very effective for 1-5 years. Recently, this was taken over by another company and the name was changed to atelvia. It, and another oral medication, skelid, (tiudronate) and the intravenous medication, reclast, (zoledronic acid) are chemically related to fosamax.

Answered Jul 20, 2012



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Dr. Gary Pess answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Actonel (risedronate) is also commonly used.

Answered Jun 24, 2014


Dr. Ronald Krauser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Reclast (zoledronic acid) given once a year IV in an excellent option. Speak to a rheumatologist. We treat several patients with Paget's disease in this manner.

Answered Feb 18, 2015



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