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

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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Actonel (risedronate) is also commonly used.

In brief: Yes

Actonel (risedronate) is also commonly used.
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Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
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