What is Alendronate
Alendronate is a medication used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. It is a type of bisphosphonate, which is a class of medications that helps to strengthen bones. Alendronate helps to decrease bone breakdown and helps new bone to form.
Benefits of Alendronate
and Its Uses.
Alendronate is a medication that is used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. It is also used to increase bone mass in people with a low bone mass. Alendronate belongs to a group of medications called bisphosphonates. It works by slowing down the breakdown of bone.
Alendronate comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with a full glass of water at least 1 hour before the first meal of the day or 2 hours after the last meal of the day. Take alendronate at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take alendronate exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
If you are taking alendronate to treat osteoporosis
Side Effects and Dosage of Alendronate
Alendronate is a medication used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. It is a bisphosphonate drug, which works by slowing bone loss. Alendronate is available as a tablet and as an oral solution.
The usual dose of alendronate is 70 mg once a week. For people with osteoporosis, the dose may be lowered to 10 mg once a day if they have problems with swallowing tablets. The dose for Paget’s disease is usually 140 mg once a week.
Alendronate can cause side effects such as stomach pain, heartburn, and nausea. It can also cause bone pain, flu-like symptoms, and headaches. Rarely, alendronate can cause a serious allergic reaction.
Alendronate should not be taken by people who have low blood calcium levels, problems with swallowing, or a history of esophageal inflammation. It should also not be