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Brand Name Fosamax
Generic Name Alendronate
Category Osteoporosis
Medication 35 and 70 mg

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What is Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) and what are its uses ?
How does Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax).
Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) Warnings and Precautions.
Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) Side effects.
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What is Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) and what are its uses?

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) reduces calcium loss from bones.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) helps prevent bone loss and increases production of normal healthy bone in patients with Paget's disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions which place someone at risk for bone loss, including after menopause in females or from the long-term use of corticosteroids (like prednisone) in men or women.

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How does Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) treat?

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) contains the active ingredient Alendronate sodium, which is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. These agents are used in a variety of metabolic bone disorders.

The bone cells continuously deposit and remove calcium and phosphorous, stored in a protein network that makes up the structure of the bone.

Biphosphonates work by binding very tightly to bone, preventing the removal of calcium from the bone cells. This decreases breakdown and turnover of bone in the body and the increased calcium content leads to stronger bones.

In osteoporosis, bone turnover is increased, causing the bones to become weak and prone to breaking. Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) slows done the process of bone breakdown, so keeping bones stronger and helping to prevent fractures. It is used to treat osteoporosis and prevent fractures in people with the disease, and also to prevent bone loss in people at risk of developing osteoporosis. Risk factors include a family history of osteoporosis, early menopause, thin body build, smoking and long-term corticosteroid treatment, eg with prednisolone.

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Dosage: How should you take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)?

Take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) tablets orally in the morning, after you have risen for the day.

Swallow the Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) tablets with a full glass (6-8 fluid ounces) of plain water first thing in the morning. Do not take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) tablets with any other type of liquid except plain water. Do not take with orange juice, coffee or other fluids as these may decrease the absorption of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). Do not chew or suck on the tablets; this may cause mouth ulcers (sores). Do not eat or drink anything before you take your Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) tablets and do not eat breakfast, drink, or take any other medicines for at least 30 minutes after taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax).

If you can wait for 2 hours before eating, your body will absorb even more of the medicine. After taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax), remain sitting or standing upright (do not lie down) for at least 30 minutes to avoid irritation of your throat and esophagus (tube connecting mouth to stomach). Do not take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) at the same time as antacids, calcium, magnesium or iron supplements, or vitamins with minerals; if you take these medications, take them later in the day. Do not take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) more often than directed.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dosage for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
The usual dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) is one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week. Treatment continues for years.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dosage for Prevention Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
The usual dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) is one 5-milligram tablet once a day or one 35-milligram tablet once a week.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dosage for Osteoporosis In Men
The usual dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) is one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dosage for Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
The usual dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) is one 5-milligram tablet once a day, except for postmenopausal women not taking estrogen, who should take one 10-milligram tablet once daily. Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dosage for Paget's Disease
The usual dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) is 40 milligrams once a day for 6 months. Have you skipped your Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) dose?
If you take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) every day and you miss a dose, skip that dose and take your next regularly scheduled dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) the following day. Missing one dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) will not affect your treatment. Do not take two doses of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) at the same time.

If you take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) once a week and you miss a dose, take the missed dose of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) on the morning after you remember. Do not take two doses of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) on the same day. Return to taking one tablet once a week, as originally scheduled on your chosen day.

If you take too much of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)?
Incase of an overdose with Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) seek medical emergency immediately.
Symptoms of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) overdose include
  • nausea,
  • heartburn,
  • pain in your abdomen,
  • other stomach-related symptoms,
  • muscle cramps,
  • uncontrollable facial grimacing,
  • seizures,
  • irritability, and
  • abnormal behavior
Where should you store Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)?
Store Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) at room temperature between 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)
Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) tablets are available in the strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 35 mg and 70 mg.

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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax).

The following drugs may interact with Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). They may increase or decrease the activity of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax).

  • aluminum hydroxide
  • antacids
  • anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen, and others
  • aspirin
  • calcium supplements
  • iron supplements
  • magnesium supplements
  • parathyroid hormone
  • teriparatide
  • vitamins with minerals

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking including non-prescription medicines. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These can affect the way Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)?
Alendronate (Generic Fosamax)
should not be used if you suffer from abnormalities of the food pipe (oesophagus), low levels of calcium in the blood (hypocalcaemia).

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) should not be used by people who cannot stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) Warnings and Precautions.

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you have Paget's disease it may be some time before you see the benefit from Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). Do not stop taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) except on your prescriber's advice. Low blood levels of phosphorus and calcium can occur but usually do not cause serious problems. Your prescriber or health care professional may order regular blood tests to check for these problems.

It is very important to take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) with a full glass of water (6-8 ounces). Do not take with orange juice, coffee or other fluids as these may decrease the absorption of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). Do not take Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) with food. Wait at least 30 minutes or longer after taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) before you eat, drink or take other medicines.

Because Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) may irritate your throat, remain sitting or standing upright for at least 30 minutes after taking alendronate; do not lie down.

If you begin to have pain when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, heartburn or stomach pain, call your prescriber or health care professional right away.

You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet while you are taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax), unless directed otherwise by your health care provider. Discuss your dietary needs with your health care professional or nutritionist.

If you get bone pain, or a worsening of bone pain, check with your doctor. However, many patients have improvement in their bone pain during and after treatment with Alendronate (Generic Fosamax).

If you are taking an antacid, a mineral supplement like calcium or iron, or a vitamin with minerals, make sure that you wait at least 30 minutes, and preferably 2 hours before or after taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). Do not take them at same time.

Limit your time in sunlight or other UV exposure, such as tanning beds, while taking Alendronate (Generic Fosamax). Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) may cause a rash that is worsened by exposure to the sun.

Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) Side effects.

Side effects of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

More common side effects of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) :

  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • pain or difficulty swallowing

Rare or uncommon side effects of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) :

  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • constant jaw pain, especially burning or cramping
  • eye inflammation, pain or change in vision
  • muscle twitching
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • vomiting

Side effects of Alendronate (Generic Fosamax) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • diarrhea or constipation
  • headache
  • stomach gas or fullness
  • nausea
  • changes in taste
  • bone, muscle or joint pain
  • rash, which may be made worse by prolonged exposure to sunlight

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