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Osteoporosis

Is Fosamax Available for Intravenous Dosing?

10/23/2007

Question:

Can you please tell me something about the use of Fosamax intravenously on an annual, as opposed to a semi-annual, basis?

Answer:

Fosamax is not available for intravenous dosing.  Boniva is approved as a 3-month infusion and Relcast was recently approved as an annual infusion.  All 3 drugs belong to the same class of medication and provide bone benefit.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati