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an inhibitor of bone resorption used as the sodium salt in the treatment of osteitis deformans and for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, administered orally.
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A bisphosphonate drug, C7H11NO7P2, that inhibits bone resorption and is used in the form of its sodium salt to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
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Actonel® Metabolic disease A biphosphonate used to manage osteoporosis and prevent steroid-induced bone loss Indications Postmenopausal osteoporosis, corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone. See Osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone.
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A bisphosphonate drug used to treat PAGET'S DISEASE. A brand name is Actonel.
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The products affected are those approved for osteoporosis indications, such as alendronate (Fosamax), alendronate and cholecalciferol (Fosamax Plus D), risedronate sodium (Actonel), rise-dronate sodium with calcium carbonate (Actonel with Calcium), ibandronate sodium (Boniva), risedronate sodium (Atelvia), pamidronate injection (Are-dia), and zoledronic acid injection (Re-clast), as well as generic formulations of those drugs.
Irish drug developer Warner Chilcott Plc (Ardee IRL) won approval for its new drug Atelvia for treating postmenopausal osteoporosis.
The FDA said the labels and medication guides will be changed to show the new warning in oral bisphosphonates including Actonel, Atelvia, Boniva, and Fosamax and injectable drugs including Boniva and Reclast, and their generic equivalents.
Subject to the consummation of the transaction with Warner Chilcott, Actavis will divest its Zenchent Fe (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol), a generic version of Femcon Fe; its pending application for norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol, a generic version of Lo Loestrin Fe; its pending application for risedronate sodium, a generic version of Atelvia and its approved application for norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol, a generic version of Loestrin 24 Fe, respectively, to Amneal Pharmaceuticals.
M2 PHARMA-October 18, 2011-Warner Chilcott sues Watson to prevent launch of Atelvia generic version(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
The new medication you are referring to carries the brand name Atelvia. It is a delayed-release formulation of rise-dronate sodium, the same drug that is in Actonel, another osteoporosis drug.
For the full year 2012, the company anticipates its total revenue in the range of USD2.5bn to USD2.6bn, reflecting, among other things, the anticipated growth of its promoted products in the US, primarily LO LOESTRIN FE, ATELVIA, ESTRACE CREAM and ASACOL.
The product will be marketed in the USA as ATELVIA (risedronate sodium) delayed-release tablets.
According to the company, the 2011 revenue expectations reflect, among other things, the expected impact of the loss of exclusivity of ACTONEL (risedronate sodium tablets) in Western European markets as well as the anticipated growth of promoted products in the US, including two products launched in early January - ATELVIA (risedronate sodium delayed release tablets) and LO LOESTRIN FE (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets).