Fosamax (alendronate) is now approved for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis caused by chronic glucocorticoids

Fosamax (alendronate) is now approved for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis caused by chronic glucocorticoids.

This new indication is for men or women who take the equivalent of 7.5 mg/day or more of prednisone.

Patients on chronic steroids for rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, etc, are especially vulnerable to bone loss and fractures.

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