Strontium ranelate

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Postmenopausal osteoporosis
Adult: 2 g daily.
Elderly: No dosage adjustment needed.
Renal Impairment
No dosage adjustment needed.
Hepatic Impairment
No dosage adjustment needed.
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take between meals, preferably at bedtime at least 2 hr after food, milk, milk products or Ca supplements. Mix only w/ plain water & drink immediately.
Patients w/ current or previous venous thromboembolic events including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; temporary or permanent immobilisation due to post-surgical recovery or prolonged bed rest; current or history of ischaemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease and/or cerebrovascular disease; uncontrolled HTN. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, GI disturbances, eczema, dermatitis; memory loss, consciousness disturbances, seizures, pyrexia, peripheral oedema, confusion, bronchial hyperreactivity. Angioedema, rash, urticaria, pruritus. Transient increases in creatine kinase activity (reversible).
Potentially Fatal: Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and drug rash w/ eosinophilia and systemic symptoms.
Drug Interactions
May reduce the absorption of oral tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics. Medicinal products containing Ca may reduce strontium ranelate bioavailability.
Food Interaction
Food, milk and derivative products containing Ca may reduce strontium ranelate bioavailability.
Lab Interference
May interfere w/ determination of serum and urinary Ca.
Description: Strontium ranelate stimulates bone formation, osteoblast precursor replication and collagen synthesis. Decreasing osteoclast differentiation and resorbing activity, it reduces bone resorption resulting in a rebalance of bone turnover in favour of bone formation.
Absorption: Food, milk and derivative products containing Ca may reduce bioavailability by approx 60-70%. Absolute bioavailability: Approx 25%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 3-5 hr.
Distribution: Volume of distribution: 1 L/kg. Plasma protein binding: Low (25%).
Metabolism: Not metabolised.
Excretion: Via kidneys and GI tract. Half-life: Approx 60 hr.
MIMS Class
Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism
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