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US Brand Name Fosamax
Generic Name Alendronate Na
Other Brand Name Fosamax
Packing 4
Manufacturer Merck
Form Tablet
Strength 70mg

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Sodiumalendronate belongs to group of non-hormonal medicines called bisphosphonates. Alendronate Na prevents bone loss that occurs in women after menopause entered and helps to rebuild bone. It reduces the risk of spine fracture and hip fracture. To facilitate delivery to the stomach and thereby reducing asked potential for esophageal irritation. Alendronate must be swallowed with a full glass of water and before going to sleep. Patients should not chew or suck on compressed pills (risk of developing or pharyngeal ulcers).


It is used in the treatment of Postmenopausal osteoporosis and Osteoporosis in immobile people. Used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease of bone in men and women.

Side effects

Nervous system disorders * Common: headache known: dizziness * Eye disorders * Rare: blurred vision, pain or redness * Ear and labyrinth disorders * Known: spinning sensation Digestive Tract Common: abdominal pain, feeling uncomfortable in the stomach or belching after eating, constipation, feeling of fullness or swollen stomach, diarrhea, flatulence, heartburn chest, difficulty swallowing, pain during swallowing, ulcers in the throat (esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth and stomach) which can cause chest pain, heartburn, difficulty or pain when swallowing. Very rare: nausea, vomiting, irritation or inflammation of the throat (esophagus-the tube that connects mouth and stomach), black or dark stools. Rare: narrowing of the gullet (esophagus-the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach), mouth ulcers when the tablets were chewed or sucked, stomach ulcer or ulcer (sometimes severe or with bleeding), but it is uncertain whether they were caused by Alendronate Skin Common: rash, itching, redness, Rare: rash can be aggravated by sunlight, very rare: severe skin reactions. Musculo-skeletal system Common: bone, muscle and / or joint pain; Known: swollen joints; Rare: osteonecrosis (bone death), severe bone, muscle and / or joints. General disorders Rare: flu-like symptoms, transient, such as muscle aches, general malaise, sometimes accompanied by fever, usually early in treatment, hypersensitivity reactions including rash and angioedema type rashes, manifestations of low blood calcium levels including muscle cramps, spasms and / or tingling in the fingers or around the mouth


In case of: Hypersensitivity to any component of pro-showering, Abnormalities of the esophagus that may delay emptying of the stomach such as stricture or achalasia, Inability to stand up or situpright for at least 30 minutes, Hypocalcaemia Severe renal impairment Pregnancy Nursing


keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children.


The active substance is alendronate sodium. Each tablet contains 70 mg alendronic acid (as alendronate sodium trihydrate). The other components are in the tablet's core: microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate. In the tablet's filming: microcrystalline cellulose, Carragenan, macrogol 8000.

Important Precautions

The drug can cause local irritation of the lining upper gastrointestinal. Discontinue treatment and seek medical advice in case of: Dysphagia Odynophagia Chest pain Recently appeared or worsening heartburn to Gastric ulcer and / or duodenal The drug is not taken at bedtime or before getting out of bed. Hypocalcaemia and vitamin D deficiency should be corrected before initiating therapy with Alendronate Na. The drug is not recommended for patients with a clearance of creatinine under 35ml / min.

Dosage and administration

Use one 70 mg tablet once a week. Follow these instructions carefully to make sure that you will benefit from treatment with alendronate: 1. Choose the day of the week that best fits your schedule. Each week take one tablet of alendronate 70 mg on the day of your choice. It is very important to follow instructions 2, 3, 4, and 5 to make it easier to reach your stomach quickly Alendronate helping to reduce the potential for irritation of the throat (esophagus-the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). 2. When you wake in the morning and before taking any food, beverage or other medication, swallow alendronate 70 mg tablet with a full glass of water (not mineral water) (not less than 200 ml of water). - Do not use mineral water (still or sparkling). - Do not use coffee or tea. - Do not use juice or milk. 3. Do not chew the tablet; do not allow it to dissolve in the mouth. 4. Not lying in a horizontal-stay fully upright (sitting in sitting, standing or walking) - for at least 30 minutes after swallowing the tablet. Do not stay at the horizontal until the first meal served that day. 5. Not taking alendronate at bedtime or before you gets out of bed in the morning. 6. If you develop difficulty or pain upon swallowing, chest pain, new or worsening appearance heartburn, stop taking alendronate and contact your doctor. 7. After swallowing Alendronate wait at least 30 minutes before taking the first food, liquid or other medicine of the day, including antacids, calcium supplements and vitamins. Alendronate is effective only if taken when your stomach is empty. 8. It is important to continue taking alendronate as long as prescribed by your doctor. Alendronate can treat osteoporosis only if you keep taking the tablets.