Discontinuing alendronate after 5 years of treatment, does it affect fracture risk?
Effects of Continuing or Stopping Alendronate After 5 Years of Treatment The Fracture Intervention Trial Long-term Extension (FLEX): A Randomized TrialJAMA. 2006 Dec 27;296(24):2927-38.
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1099 postmenopausal women randomized to receive alendronate in FIT and underwent 5 years of prior alendronate treatment were further randomized to receive 5 mg or 10 mg of alendronate, or a placebo for 5 years. The results of the study revealed that women who had discontinued alendronate treatment after 5 years experienced a moderate decline in bone mineral density and a moderate rise in biochemic...
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