a powerful form of bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis that prevents spine and hip fractures but is expensive and may have some negative effects on the esophagus and stomach. It may be taken once a week.
a medication that slows bone loss; from a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. The FDA has approved the brand-name drug, Actonel, for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
A substance that is being studied in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. It belongs to the family of drugs called bone resorption inhibitors.