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- Brand: MSD
- Product Code: MSD_FSMP
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Contain the active ingredient : Alendronate Na 70 mg & Colecalciferol 5,600 IU (140 mcg) which is a combination of a bisphosphonate and a form of vitamin D. It works by preventing the breakdown of bone.
Bone is not a static structure. It actually undergoes continual turnover, with cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts continuously removing and depositing calcium and phophorous, stored in a protein network that makes up the structure of the bone. Old bone is broken down by the osteoclasts and new bone is formed by the osteoblasts.
Alendronic acid works by binding very tightly to the bone and preventing the calcium being removed by the osteoclasts. This stops the osteoclasts from breaking down the bone, which helps to keep the bones strong and less likely to break.
What is it used for?
Treating osteoporosis in women who have passed the menopause. Alendronic acid reduces the risk of breaking a bone, including fractures of the spine or hip.
Treating osteoporosis in men. Alendronic reduces the risk of breaking a bone in the spine.
Preventing and treating osteoporosis in people who are having long-term treatment with corticosteroids such as prednisolone.
Size : 4 tablets / box