Bisphosphonates are used to treat osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, and Paget's disease. They work preventing the loss of bone mass.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Bisphosphonates

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Fosamax
(alendronate)
9
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ALENDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.
Actonel
(risedronate)
118
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RISEDRONATE reduces calcium loss from bones. It helps make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in patients with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.
Boniva
(ibandronate)
65
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IBANDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It is used to treat osteoporosis in women past the age of menopause.
Atelvia
(risedronate dr)
119
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RISEDRONATE slows calcium loss from the bone. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis.
Zometa
(zoledronic acid)
118
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ZOLEDRONIC ACID lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat too much calcium in your blood from cancer. It is also used to prevent complications of cancer that has spread to the bone.
Binosto
183
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ALENDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis.
etidronate
30
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ETIDRONATE reduces calcium loss from bone. It helps make healthy bone and slows bone loss in people with Paget's disease. It may also be used in people with heterotropic ossification or high blood calcium.
Reclast
1,094
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ZOLEDRONIC ACID lowers the amount of calcium loss from bone. It is used to treat Paget's disease and osteoporosis in women.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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