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US Brand Name Fosamax Plus
Generic Name Alendronic Acid/ Cholecalciferol
Other Brand Name Fosamax Plus
Packing 4
Manufacturer Merck
Form Tablet
Strength Alendronic Acid 70mg/ Cholecalciferol 140mcg
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  • 4 tab Alendronic Acid 70mg/ Cholecalciferol 140mcg $76.28
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Introduction

Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol is combined in one tablet and it belongs to group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It works by altering the cycle of bones formation and breakdown in the body. Alendronic works by slowing the bone loss while increasing the bone mass, thus prevents bone fractures. Cholecalciferol is Vitamin D and needed for the calcium absorption.


Use

Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and increase the bone mass in men with osteoporosis.


Side effects

Common side effects associated with Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol which become bothersome if persist are mild back pain, constipation, dizziness, diarrhea, feeling bloated or full, muscle or joint pain, stomach pain, changes of taste, vomiting, and nausea. Seek medical attention if serious adverse effects occur these include mouth sores, symptoms of low blood calcium, and peeling of skin, severe bone pain, difficulty in swallowing, bloody stools, persistent sore throat, and severe allergic reactions, black or tarry stools, chest pain, and vomit with blood.


Contraindication

Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol is contraindicated for those who have allergy and hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.


storage

Place tablet in room temperature away from heat and moisture.


Composition

Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol is in the form of tablet for oral administration with strength of 70mg/140Ug.


Important Precautions

This drug is also a part of complete program, you have to follow the prescribed dose, eat a balanced diet and have some regular exercise. Avoid taking this drug if you cannot stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes for this drug can cause problem in stomach or esophagus reason that you have to stay stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes. To ensure that you are safe of taking Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol inform your doctor if you have low blood calcium, ulcer in the stomach or esophagus, kidney disease, lymphoma, leukemia, and vitamin D deficiency. Do not take any other drugs which are not prescribed by the doctor for it can lessen the effect of Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol, or it will interact to the ingredients of this drug thus trigger to have other symptoms or side effects. Pregnant and nursing mother should talk their doctor to discuss the risk and benefits of this drug.


Dosage and administration

Take Alendronic Acid + Cholecalciferol as prescribed by the doctor, do not take larger doses which no longer prescribed by the doctor for it can cause other symptoms. This drug is taken once a week. You have to set a day to take and that would be the same day for the next week of intake. Take tablet 30 minutes before meal or drink anything or before you take any other drug. Do not crash or chew the tablet. Drink it as a whole with a glass full of plain water. After taking the tablet recline for at least 30 minutes. Do not take any other medicine like calcium, vitamins or antacids wait for at least 30 minutes.