Generic Name: Alendronate
Alendronate is used in prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, relieve Paget's disease of bone.
Dosage and Forms
Alendronate can be found in form of pills or oral suspension. In our store Alendronate is available in form of pills only.
Contraindications and Precautions
Alendronate should be avoided by patients who have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia), a vitamin D deficiency, kidney or liver disease, an ulcer in the stomach or esophagus.
Alendronate may cause the following side effects: mild heartburn or stomach upset, diarrhea, gas, or constipation, joint pain or swelling, swelling in your hands or feet, back pain, dizziness, weakness, or headache.
Alendronate should be avoided to be taken along with the following: calcium supplements such as Caltrate, antacids such as Riopan, other antacids, supplements, or medicines that contain aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or other minerals.