Green light given to first Fosamax generics

February 8, 2008

First generic alendronate sodium tablets approved

The FDA has approved the first generic forms of alendronate sodium, formally only available as brand-name Fosamax (Teva Pharmaceuticals USA will commence manufacture of alendronate sodium tablets in 5-mg, 10-mg, and 40-mg dosages for once-daily administration, and 35-mg and 70-mg strengths for once-weekly use. In addition, Barr Laboratories was granted permission to market the 70-mg once-weekly alendronate tablet.

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