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Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) - 70mg (4 Tablets)

Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) - 70mg (4 Tablets)

Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) - 70mg (4 Tablets)
Brand Name: Fosamax
Generic Name: Alendronate Sodium
Form: Tablets
Manufacturer: Merck & Co.

What is Fosamax?
Fosamax containing the active ingredient alendronate sodium is considered a bisphosphonates type of medication. It works by altering the cycle of bone formation to prevent the breakdown of bones and increasing bone density. The medication is used to prevent osteoporosis in women who have gone through menopause as well as to treat osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women.

How is Fosamax used?
Fosamax is usually taken orally once per week or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes prior to eating breakfast or consuming anything other than water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed or crushed prior to consumption to prevent too much of the drug from being released at one time.

Adverse effects
Patients using Fosamax may encounter unwanted side effects such as:

  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting

Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:

  • Jaw pain or numbness
  • Swelling of joints, hands or feet
  • Bone, joint or muscle pain
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Black or bloody stools

Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.

Fosamax is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.

The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.

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