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||BRAND NAME : Fosamax
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Alendronate Na
Fosamax is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease, in postmenopausal women. It is also used to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, and is prescribed for both men and women who have developed a form of osteoporosis sometimes caused by steroid medications such as prednisone. Fosamax drug can also be used to relieve Paget's disease of bone, a painful condition that weakens and deforms the bones.
The usual dose is one 10 mg tablet once a day or one 70 mg tablet once a week. Treatment continues for years.
PREVENTION OF POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS
The usual dose is one 5 mg tablet once a day or one 35 mg tablet once a week.
OSTEOPOROSIS IN MEN The usual dose is one 10 mg tablet once a day or one 70 mg tablet once a week.
STEROID-INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS The usual dose is one 5 mg tablet once a day, except for postmenopausal women not taking estrogen, who should take one 10 mg tablet once daily.
PAGET'S DISEASE The usual dose is 40 mg once a day for 6 months.
Fosamax Contraindications :
You should not take Fosamax if the calcium level in your blood is low. Avoid Fosamax if it causes an allergic reaction.
Fosamax Side Effects:
More common side effects of Fosamax may include : Abdominal pain, bone and joint pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, muscle pain, nausea
Symptoms of Fosamax overdose may include : Heartburn, inflammation of the esophagus or stomach, ulcer, upset stomach
Fosamax Missed dose:
If you are taking Fosamax on a daily basis, do not take a missed dose later in the day, Instead, skip it and go back to your regular schedule the next morning.
If you are taking Fosamax once a week, take 1 tablet the morning after you remember, then return to your original once-weekly schedule on the chosen day. Do not take 2 tablets on the same day.
Keep the Fosamax container tightly closed and store at room temperature.
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