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chapter 6

6.2 Osteoporosis Agents

Generic(Brand)Dosage FormRoute of AdministrationCommon Dose
Etidronate(Didronel) Tablet Oral 800 mg a day for 2 weeks in 15- week cycle
Ibandronate(Boniva) Tablet,injection Oral,IV PO:2.5 mg a day or 150 mg once a month IV: 3 mg infuse every 3 months
Pamidronate(Aredia) Injection IV 30 mg infuse every 4 weeks
Risedronate(Actonel) Tablet Oral 5 mg a day 35 mg once a week 75 mg on 2 consective days once a month
Tiludronate(Skelid) Tablet Oral 400 mg a day
Zoledronic acid(Reclast) Injection IV 5 mg infusion once a year
Raloxifene(Evista) Tablet Oral 60 mg a day
Tamoxifen(Nolvadex) Tablet, solution Oral 10-40 mg a day
Toremifene(Fareston) Tablet Oral 60 mg a day
Alendronate(Fosamax Tablet,oral solution Oral 5-10 mg a day 70 mg once a week
Calcitonin(Miacalcin) Nasal spray Nasal 1 spray per day, alternate nostrils
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