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Osteoporosis Prevention With Low Dose Alendronate

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boutsen Yves, University Hospital of Mont-Godinne Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2007
Last updated: May 28, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the intermittent administration of alendronate in a low dose, 70 mg once every two week, as osteoporosis prevention for menopausal, osteopenic patients, who don't want or can't receive an oestrogenic substitution treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: alendronate
Dietary Supplement: Calcium/Vitamin D
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Postmenopausal Bone Loss in Osteopenic Women With Alendronate Given on a 70 mg Once-every Two Week Regimen: a 2-year, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial.

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital of Mont-Godinne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • percentage of lumbar BMD modification after 2 years [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • percentage of hip BMD modification (total hip and sub-regions) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  • percentage of modification of bone remodeling markers [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 83
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Alendronate 70 mg every 2 weeks
Drug: alendronate
alendronate 70 mg every 2 weeks
Dietary Supplement: Calcium/Vitamin D
Calcium 500 mg and vitamin D supplementation according to serum level
Placebo Comparator: 2
Alendronate 70 mg placebo tablet every 2 weeks
Dietary Supplement: Calcium/Vitamin D
Calcium 500 mg and vitamin D supplementation according to serum level
Drug: placebo
identical placebo every 2 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 45 to 60 year-old women
  • Menopausal since at least 6 months
  • Baseline lumbar BMD from -1 till -2.5

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bone disease other than osteopenia
  • Treatment with selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERMs), calcitonin or hormone replacement therapy within 6 monts prior to randomization
  • Former or current treatment with any bisphosphonate or bone forming agents
  • Chronic use of oral or iv corticosteroids
  • Any diagnosis of malignancy less than 12 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00463268

University (UCL) Louvain Hospital in Mont-Godinne
Yvoir, Namur, Belgium, 5530
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of Mont-Godinne
Principal Investigator: Yves R Boutsen, MD
  More Information

Responsible Party: Boutsen Yves, professeur, University Hospital of Mont-Godinne Identifier: NCT00463268     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MG/OP 001
Study First Received: April 19, 2007
Last Updated: May 28, 2013

Keywords provided by University Hospital of Mont-Godinne:
osteoporosis prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Vitamin D
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents processed this record on April 25, 2017