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Bisphosphonates are currently used as first-line treatments in postmenopausal women with proven osteoporosis who are not suffering from menopausal symptoms. Tablets should be swallowed with water, in an upright position, at least 30 minutes before the first food or drink of the day and at least 30 minutes before lying down. Didronel should be taken with water in the middle of a 4 hour fast.
Prices are for 28 days unless otherwise stated.

Alendronic acid (Alendronate) 10mg 1x daily £1.45 for 28
Alendronic acid (Alendronate) 70mg 1x weekly £0.91 for 4

Alendronate (Fosamax once weekly)


1x weekly


Alendronate (Fosamax) treatment dose


1x daily


Alendronate/vit D
70mg/2800iu 1x weekly £22.80

Etidronate (Didronel PMO)

+ Cacit


1 Didronel daily for 14 days

1Cacit daily for 76 days

for 60

£for 3 months

Ibandronic acid ( Bonviva) 150mg 1x monthly £18.40
Ibandronic acid injection
(Bonviva injection)
3mg in 3mls soln 3mg by slow i.v. inj. Over 15-30 secs. every 3 months £68.64 per 3mls

Risedronate (Actonel once a week)


1x weekly


Risedronate (Actonel)


1x daily


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