ABSTRACTObjective: To assess bone turnover markers (BTM) and bone mineral density (BMD) after discontinuation of alendronate treatment used for five or more years. Subjects and methods: 40 patients (pt) with post-menopausal osteoporosis treated with alendronate (10 mg/d) for at least five years (Group 1, G1) had their medication discontinued. Group 2 (G2): 25 pt treated with alendronate for at least one year. Group 3 (G3): 23 treatment-naïve osteoporotic pt. BMD was evaluated in G1 and G2 at baseline and afte…
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