Minodronic Acid

Please note, this OEL/ADE monograph also applies to minodronate monohydrate (CAS RN 155648-60-5). Minodronic acid is a third-generation bisphosphonate approved in Japan for the oral treatment of osteoporosis. Minodronic acid increases the bone mineral density and strength by inhibiting osteoclastic bone resorption. Nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, such as minodronic acid, induce osteoclast apoptosis by inhibiting farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPPS), a key enzyme in the mevalonate pathway. Inhibition of FPPS in osteoclasts prevents the biosynthesis of isoprenoid lipids that are required for the prenylation of small GTPase signaling proteins necessary for osteoclast function. Similarly, nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates have been shown to inhibit farnesyl pyrophosphate/geranyl pyrophosphate synthase activity.

Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.

Minodronic Acid

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Trade names:
Bonoteo®, Recalton®
$679 USD


Why do you need this OEL Fastrac monograph?

OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:

  • The numerical OEL and control band assignment needed to determine the level of required engineering controls and personal protective equipment
  • A listing of all cited references utilized in the derivation of the OEL and ADE
  • An expert review and discussion with respect to the critical endpoints of concern, the rationale for the choice of endpoints, and dose that is to be used in the derivation of the ADE (PDE), as required by the EMA's Guideline on setting health-based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities

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