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Fosamax

Starting from $0.52

ALENDRONATE (a-LEN-droe-nate)
Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
30 Tablets Fosamax 10MG $17.99 $0.60
90 Tablets Fosamax 10MG $46.99 $0.52
12 Tablets Fosamax 35MG $20.99 $1.75
36 Tablets Fosamax 35MG $54.99 $1.53
12 Tablets Fosamax 70MG $31.99 $2.67
36 Tablets Fosamax 70MG $90.99 $2.53

Fosamax is especially indicated to treat postmenopausal symptoms and it also reduces the threat of vertebral and hip fracture. Generic Alendronic acid is the main constituent found in this drug and it belongs to the class of non-hormonal medicines known as biphosphonates. It works by preventing the breakdown or damaging of bones.

 

Apart from osteoporosis, it is also indicated to manage Paget's disease and osteogenesis imperfecta.

 

Contraindication of Fosamax-


Fosamax is not to be taken in case of hypersensitivity towards generic Alendronic acid, kidney or liver dysfunction, hypocalcaemia (low calcium level), dental problem, and stomach or G.I.T problems.

 

Drug interaction of Fosamax-


  • Calcium containing Antacids
  • Corticosteroid drugs like Dexamethasone and Prednisolone
  • NDAID's like Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Salicylic acid and Advil


Doses of Fosamax-


The recommended dose of Fosamax is 70mg once a week. Take Fosamax tablet on an empty stomach with plenty of water. Don't take this tablet with mineral water, coffee or tea, fruit juice or soda.

 

Negative effects of Fosamax-


Most frequently adverse effects of Fosamax are constipation, headache, muscle pain or joint pain, indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn, bloody stools, jaw pain, swelling or numbness.

 

Special precautions-


  • Breastfeeding and pregnant mothers should not take this drug without doctor's consult.
  • Children under the age of 18 years should not take Fosamax.
  • Drink milk and calcium containing supplements while using Fosamax because calcium makes strong bones.
  • Long term intake of Fosamax is strictly not allowed as it may cause adverse effects.
  • Quit smoking and alcohol while using Fosamax as it may aggravate the negative effects of Fosamax.
  • If you are previously using any kind of corticosteroid then avoid use of Fosamax.

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