Also Known as Fosavance
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Fosamax Plus is used once a week for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and in men with osteoporosis. Fosamax Plus is the only biphosphonate medication available that delivers the benefits of a weekly dose of vitamin D, a nutrient essential for healthy bones.
Fosavance contains 70 mg alendronate (bisfosfonat) and 70 µg (2800 IU) vitamin D3.
Possible side effects of this medicine are: