What is BINOSTO used for?

What is BINOSTO used for?

Binosto (alendronate sodium) is a bisphosphonate used in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and in treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.

Is BINOSTO the same as FOSAMAX?

The FDA approved BINOSTO and found it to be bioequivalent to Fosamax1, which means it works the same way. BINOSTO is not a tablet that you swallow whole. It is an effervescent tablet that dissolves completely in water to become a strawberry-flavored, buffered solution.

What is the medicine alendronate 70 mg used for?

Alendronate controls osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of bone but does not cure these conditions. It may take 3 months or longer before your bone density begins to increase. Alendronate helps to treat and prevent osteoporosis only as long as it is taken regularly. Continue to take alendronate even if you feel well.

How much does BINOSTO cost?

The cost for Binosto oral tablet, effervescent 70 mg is around $325 for a supply of 4 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans. Binosto is available as a brand name drug only, a generic version is not yet available.

How do you take Binosto?

How should I take BINOSTO Effervescent Tablet?

  1. Take BINOSTO exactly as your doctor tells you.
  2. BINOSTO works only if you take it on an empty stomach.
  3. Take BINOSTO after you get up for the day and 30 minutes before taking your first food, drink, or other medicine.
  4. Do not swallow, chew or suck on a BINOSTO tablet.

Who makes Binosto?

BINOSTO™ was developed by EffRx based on an agreement with Merck & Co, Inc. granting EffRx the worldwide rights to all effervescent and related patents of FOSAMAX® (alendronate). Patents have been granted to EffRx providing exclusivity for BINOSTO™ through February 2023.

What are the benefits of taking alendronate?

Alendronate is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) in women after menopause. This medicine may also be used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and in men and women to prevent and treat osteoporosis caused by long-term use of corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicine).

How long should a person take alendronate?

Bisphosphonates, the most common type of osteoporosis medications, are typically taken for at least 3 to 5 years. After that, your doctor will consider your risk factors in determining whether you should continue to take these or other osteoporosis medications.

How long should you take alendronate sodium tablets?

Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with this medicine. Alendronate is often given for only 3 to 5 years. Once-daily dosing: If you forget to take alendronate first thing in the morning, do not take it later in the day. Wait until the following morning and skip the missed dose.