Boniva vs. Fosamax, comparable doses?

Question

If once a month  Boniva is 150 mg  how can it be comparable to Fosamax, which is approximately 70mg a week,I believe.70 mg times 4 or 5 weeks = 280/350 mg?

Answer

Different drugs have different strengths. Some drugs are more powerful and thus lower mg amounts can be used. Both Fosamax and Boniva are similarly effective for osteoporosis.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University