The Change of Bone Markers After Low Dose Alendronate in Postmenopausal Women With Bone Loss

This study has been completed.
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Eulji University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 12, 2007
Last updated: May 16, 2007
Last verified: May 2007

High bone turnover with the bone resorption exceeding bone formation is a major mechanism of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Therefore, inhibition of bone resorption is a rational approach for the prevention. The Objective of the current study was to determine the short-term efficacy of once-weekly low dose alendronate in the prevention of bone loss in early postmenopausal Korean women with moderate bone loss via bone turnover markers.

This study was a 12-week, randomized, double-blind clinical trial compared the effects of placebo with alendronate 20 mg once weekly. All subjects received supplemental calcium 600 mg and vitamin D 400 IU daily. Fifty two postmenopausal women (the ages between 50-65 year) with lumbar spine BMD at least 2.0 SD below the peak young adult mean were recruited at Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. BMD was measured by DXA at baseline and serum alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen was measured at baseline and 12 weeks after treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Alendronate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • postmenopausal women (the ages between 50-65 year) with lumbar spine BMD at least 2.0 SD below the peak young adult mean

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe osteoporosis
  • current medication of osteoposis
  • metabolic bone disease
  • cancer, stroke etc.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00460057

Sponsors and Collaborators
Eulji University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Hee-Jeong Choi, MD, PhD Department of Family medicine, Eulji University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00460057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EJRG-06-001-11E32
Study First Received: April 12, 2007
Last Updated: May 16, 2007
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Eulji University Hospital:
bone marker

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions processed this record on July 20, 2014