Fracture Preventing Effects of Maxmarvil(R) Tablets (Alendronate 5 mg + Calcitriol 0.5 microg) in Patients with Osteoporosis
Yoo, JI; Ha, YC; Won, YY; Yang, KH; Kim, SB; Yoo, JH; Kim, DS
Journal of bone metabolism, 24(2):91-96, 2017
Journal of bone metabolism
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, open-label, observational study was to assess the fracture preventing effect of Maxmarvil(R) tablets (alendronate 5 mg + calcitriol 0.5 microg) in patients with osteoporosis and to evaluate the change in bone mineral density (BMD) at the minimum 1-year follow-up. METHODS: In this multicenter observational study, 691 patients with osteoporosis (aged 50 years or older) were treated with alendronate 5 mg + calcitriol 0.5 microg/day during their normal course of care. Patients were assessed at baseline and at 6 and 12 months. Baseline characteristics (including age, gender, concomitant disease, and baseline fractures) were evaluated. RESULTS: From among the 848 participants, 149 individuals were lost to follow-up at the time of the study and 8 people had died. The 691 participants (54 men and 637 women) finished the follow-up study and completed the questionnaire. The mean age of the participants was 71.5 years (range, 50-92 years: mean age, 72.3 years for men and 71.4 years for women). Osteoporotic fracture occurred in 19 patients (2.7%). BMD of the lumbar spine and hip was improved by 5% and 1.5% at the latest follow-up. At the latest follow-up, 24 patients (3.5%) complained of drug-related complications such as dyspepsia, constipation, and nausea. CONCLUSIONS: This prospective observational study demonstrated that alendronate 5 mg + calcitriol 0.5 microg/day had a preventive effect on osteoporotic fracture and it increased the BMD of the lumbar spine by 5% at the latest follow-up.
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