• Fosamax

Fosamax

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What is Fosamax used for?

Alendronate or Fosamax is used to alter bone formation and breakdown in the body. It helps in preventing bone fractures and slows down bone erosion or loss of bone. In women it is used to treat osteoporosis caused by menopause and in men due to taking steroids. It is used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis and also to treat Paget’s disease.

Vital tips for Fosamax

If you have a condition of low calcium in blood or have problems with your esophagus then Fosamax is not for you. If after taking the drug you are unable to sit upright or stand for 30 minutes after taking the drug then you should stop taking the drug. If you encounter chest pain, heartburn or pain while swallowing then you should be in touch with your doctor at the earliest. It is also likely to cause stomach ache or esophagus. In case of severe joint pains, muscle spasms, numbness or tingling (on hands and feet or around the mouth), unusual hip pain, severe pain in joints, bones and muscles.

Precautions to be taken for Fosamax

If you are allergic to the compounds of Fosomax then you should first consult your physician. Also report to your doctor if you have:

  • Low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia)
  • Problems with your muscles in esophagus

Once the drug Alendronate is taken you should sit or stand upright or else it can cause damage muscles of your esophagus and stomach. To check whether the drug was safe for you check the following:
Whether you had trouble swallowing

  • Indigestion
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Dental problem (check with dentist before you begin the dose)
  • Kidney ailments
  • Malabsorption (condition in which the body cannot absorb the nutrients from food)

The medicine may cause jaw pain or numbness, red or swollen gums or slow healing process after dental work. The condition remains as long as you take the drug. The side effects may also include blood clotting, anemia and dental problem. If you had cancer treatment therapy like chemo, radiation or steroids then you are likely to encounter osteonecorsis of the jaw.

In case you are pregnant or a nursing mother you should first consult your doctor before administering this drug.

Method of dose of Fosamax

Fosamax should be taken as per doctor’s instruction and written prescription. The drug is either taken once in a day or once in a week. It has to be taken with plain water (no mineral water, tea, coffee or beverage). Choose one particular time in a day or week (those who would be taking weekly dose) and regularly take the dose on that day and hour of the day. This will give optimum drug result. Take the drug at least 30 min in the morning before you eat or drink anything. Do not break, crush or chew the medicine as it may lead to severe health complications.

Most importantly you should never lie down or recline on a sofa or easy chair after taking the drug. Doing so may cause severe stomach and throat pain. Abstain from taking other drugs with Fosamax especially vitamins, calcium or antacids. Clean and floss your teeth regularly. In case of any dental surgery or major intervention you should inform the dentist about the drug you have been using.  The period of drug administration will be decided by medical expert or doctor.

In case the dose is missed...

In case of daily dose if you miss your dose on a particular morning then do not take the dose till next morning. Just let go the missed dose. In case of weekly dose if you forget the dose on the day of dose then take it the next morning after you remember. And do not take extra drug to make up for missed dose.

Side effects of Fosamax

Allergic reaction of Fosamax range from hives, wheezing, difficulty and breathing to swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat.

You should stop using Fosamax and reach your nearest doctor in the event of:

  • Chest pain, heartburn
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Burning sensation under the ribs or in the neck
  • Pain in upper stomach or coughing up blood
  • Unusual pain in hip or thigh
  • Jaw pain and numbness
  • Severe joint pain, bone or muscle pain
  • Low calcium levels

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