I have just been prescribed the generic for FOSAMAX, Alendronate sodium tablets. Anyone taking this or have ?
taken this..... I was prescribed 75mg once a week. Just wondering if anyone had any side effects from it....like bloating or weight gain, since this "IS" salt....thanks or anything worse.?????
Asked by Willetta Ahmed 3 months ago.
Side effects from the sodium are the last thing you should be worried about. To put things in perspective, if we are trying to limit someone's sodium intake because of high blood pressure or something, a common restriction is 2 g per day. That's GRAMS, or in other words 2000 mg per day. Out of that 75 mg of Fosamax you are taking weekly, only about 5 mg is sodium. That's pissing in the ocean compared to how much sodium you are getting from your food. Fosamax can have other side effects. The most common one I hear about is upper GI distress (i.e., stomach pain). Google it if you want to know more. Answered by Clement Tamminen 3 months ago.
Extraction method of alendronate sodium in urine for lc-ms\ms?
bio-analysis of alendronate sodium
Asked by Elsa Kopecky 3 months ago.
Try liquid-liquid extraction, also known as solvent extraction and partitioning, it is a method to separate compounds based on their solution preferences in urine. For many Urine test that requires extraction of suspected substance - the popular liquid-liquid extraction methods used by synthetic lab chemists is solvent extraction using a separating funnel Answered by Jenette Beldon 3 months ago.
Where can I buy Alendronate sodium (Fosamax) besides online?
Is there a place that sells it?
Asked by Carlena Selvaggi 3 months ago.
why do you need this?? this is for loss of calcium in your bones i would suggest either going to your doctors to get a prescription for this. or start taken calcium pills 500mg Answered by Brian Stange 3 months ago.
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try a drug store Answered by Annemarie Mahi 3 months ago.
With a perscription at the pharmacy. Answered by Carolin Has 3 months ago.
Can I just stop taking Alendronate Sodium tablets on my own?
Asked by Patti Manary 3 months ago.
You can but is there a reason. Even if you do stop taking it please inform your doctor that you do not wish to take it. He/She may advice you otherwise, depending on the severity of your condition. Answered by Denita Hayner 3 months ago.
What is Bifosa-35?
Is it harmful if we takes long time? Is there any side effects? After histerectomy operation one of my friend is using these tablets. Doctor stopped HRT treatment. Now she is taking only these tablets weekly once.Is it safe>Please let me know.
Asked by Yaeko Wilhoit 3 months ago.
Bifosa is Alendronate sodium and is indicated for: • Treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. • For the treatment of osteoporosis, alendronate sodium increases bone mass and reduces the incidence of fractures, including those of the hip and spine (vertebral compression fractures). Osteoporosis may be confirmed by the finding of low bone mass (for example, at least 2 standard deviations below the premenopausal mean) or by the presence or history of osteoporotic fracture. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacodynamics.) • For the prevention of osteoporosis, alendronate sodium may be considered in postmenopausal women who are at risk of developing osteoporosis and for whom the desired clinical outcome is to maintain bone mass and to reduce the risk of future fracture. Bone loss is particularly rapid in postmenopausal women younger than age 60. Risk factors often associated with the development of postmenopausal osteoporosis include early menopause; moderately low bone mass (for example, at least 1 standard deviation below the mean for healthy young adult women); thin body build; Caucasian or Asian race; and family history of osteoporosis. The presence of such risk factors may be important when considering the use of alendronate sodium for prevention of osteoporosis. • Treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. • Treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in men and women receiving glucocorticoids in a daily dosage equivalent to 7.5 mg or greater of prednisone and who have low bone mineral density (see PRECAUTIONS, Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis ). Patients treated with glucocorticoids should receive adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. • Treatment of Paget's disease of bone in men and women. • Treatment is indicated in patients with Paget's disease of bone having alkaline phosphatase at least 2 times the upper limit of normal, or those who are symptomatic, or those at risk for future complications from their disease. Non-FDA Approved Indications Preliminary data have shown alendronate to reduce bone turnover in early rheumatoid arthritis. Alendronate has been used in patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism to prevent postparathyroidectomy induced hypocalcemia. Contraindications: • Abnormalities of the esophagus which delay esophageal emptying such as stricture or achalasia. • Inability to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes. • Patients at increased risk of aspiration should not receive alendronate sodium oral solution. • Hypersensitivity to any component of this product. • Hypocalcemia Dosing Instructions Patients should be instructed that the expected benefits of alendronate sodium may only be obtained when it is taken with plain water the first thing upon arising for the day at least 30 minutes before the first food, beverage, or medication of the day. Even dosing with orange juice or coffee has been shown to markedly reduce the absorption of alendronate sodium (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacokinetics, Absorption). To facilitate delivery to the stomach and thus reduce the potential for esophageal irritation patients should be instructed to swallow each tablet of alendronate sodium with a full glass of water (6-8 oz). To facilitate gastric emptying patients should drink at least 2 oz (a quarter of a cup) of water after taking alendronate sodium oral solution. Patients should be instructed not to lie down for at least 30 minutes and until after their first food of the day. Patients should not chew or suck on the tablet because of a potential for oropharyngeal ulceration. Patients should be specifically instructed not to take alendronate sodium at bedtime or before arising for the day. Patients should be informed that failure to follow these instructions may increase their risk of esophageal problems. Patients should be instructed that if they develop symptoms of esophageal disease (such as difficulty or pain upon swallowing, retrosternal pain or new or worsening heartburn) they should stop taking alendronate sodium and consult their physician. Patients should be instructed that if they miss a dose of once weekly alendronate sodium, they should take 1 dose on the morning after they remember. They should not take 2 doses on the same day but should return to taking 1 dose once a week, as originally scheduled on their chosen day. Answered by Sanjuana Lopus 3 months ago.
Should i take the fosomax?
i was diagnosed with osteoporosis about 8 years ago. the doctor put me on once a week fosomax (70 ml.).sometimes though, i stop taking it for a couple of months. (either i forget or i hate that i have to drink so much water with it).does the fact that i stop taking it sometime effect my bone density? do they go...
Asked by Shenika Ryburn 3 months ago.
i was diagnosed with osteoporosis about 8 years ago. the doctor put me on once a week fosomax (70 ml.).sometimes though, i stop taking it for a couple of months. (either i forget or i hate that i have to drink so much water with it).does the fact that i stop taking it sometime effect my bone density? do they go back to being brittle or something? thanks so much for all answers in laymans terms. Answered by Dia Edeline 3 months ago.
Alendronate sodium (Fosamax) is the drug of choice for osteoporosis because it has the most data regarding a reduction in hip fractures. Hip fractures are the major risk of osteoporosis because unlike other fractures there is a significant risk of mortality. The question of whether or not alendronate sodium must be taken 'forever' has been asked and studied. The results unfortunately have been inconclusive. At this point in time the medical literature seems to suggest that alendronate sodium may not need to be taken continuously or lifelong to achieve the benefit of a substantial reduction in hip fracture. Based upon what we presently know periodically stopping the alendronate sodium is likely to be OK. Remember however that physicians change what they believe on a regular basis so this is a question you should ask your physician on a routine and yearly basis. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and may God bless. Answered by Norma Gyaki 3 months ago.
Why does fosamax should be taken in upright position without anything else?
fosamax is a supplement for the bones
Asked by Clifton Petosa 3 months ago.
Fosamax (Alendronate sodium) is an anti-osteoporosis drug. It is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and postmenopausal women who already have the condition. One of the side effects of this drug is local irritation of the upper gastrointestinal mucosa (esophagitis, esophageal ulcers or erosions, and sometimes, esophageal strictures). The patient may develop difficulty in swallowing ( dysphagia), retrosternal/chest pain or heartburn. There is a greater risk of developing these symptoms in patients who lie down after taking Fosamax or those who take it without anything else (e.g. a full glass of water). For these reasons, it is recommended that Fosamax be taken in the upright position and the patient should not lie down for at least 30 minutes and until the first food of the day. Neither should one chew or suck on the tablet before swallowing it. If anyone develops the above-mentioned symptoms, it is recommended that intake of the medication be stopped and that a physician be consulted as soon as possible. Answered by Debby Beattie 3 months ago.
Alendronate (Foxamax) and other biphosphonates have been associated with reflux esophagitis and it is thought that by being upright gravity will help keep acid in the stomach. The warnings however are not in keeping with the medical data and I explain to patients that they perhaps should not lie down for the night after taking alendronate but that the warnings are more of a legal concern than a matter of medical fact. I generally 'warn' people when the warning they will receive are exagerated. Warnings are based upon the Food and Drug Administration's 'official' list of side effects which are typically based on the 1 or 2 studies reviewed by the FDA when the drug is approved even if there are 1 or 2 hundred studies available for such review. The FDA is a peculiar and poor organization under continual pressure to change and reform but as with other government agencies this does not seem to happen. Whenever warning seem extreme you should discuss this not with the pharmacist who by law is not able to say anything other than the FDA's position but rather your physician. Bear in mind that the side effects listed for a drug are not only based upon a few studies but once the drug is approved if it is found 'safer' the side effects profile is not revised BUT if attorneys get involved the side effect profile becomes more severe. I understand for patients the situation is a mess and as I am primarily an educator I spent a fair amount of time educating patients about the medications they are taking. I assume that you have been tested for and found to have osteoporosis in which case alendronate is the ONLY available drug with data indicating a reduction in hip fractures and mortality. Best of luck to you. Answered by Danyelle Talsma 3 months ago.
According to the physician package insert remaining up right for at least 30 minutes after taking Fosamax is to help it to reach the stomach quickly and reduce the chance that it will irritate the esophagus. Answered by Danica Struck 3 months ago.
It is so that the tablet goes straight to your stomach and gets digested fully and totally absorbed into your system. If you were laying down when you take it, it could get lodged in your throat instead of making it to your stomach and if you eat anything with it, it could get surrounded by other food which would prevent the tablet from being totally absorbed. Answered by Earlene Breman 3 months ago.
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Wait...where are you taking me? Answered by Rodger Slowinski 3 months ago.
Fosamax or the generic, which is better for bones ?
why I should take Alendronate from FOSAMAX and not the generic ? what is the difference in my body ? has the colecalciferol in FOSAMAX a real difference? why ?
Asked by Melba Stickford 3 months ago.
Generics are exactly the same formula as the brand name drugs. you can substitute a generic for the brand name with no difference. Alendronate sodium is the generic name for Fosamax (brand name). Fosamax is chemically known as a bisphosphonate medication. It is not a hormone. Fosamax works only on the bone and does not affect the heart, breast, uterus or other parts of the body. Alendronate sodium (Fosamax) is taken for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men. In addition, Fosamax is approved for the treatment of women and men with osteoporosis resulting from the long-term use of steroid medications such as prednisone or cortisone. Alendronate sodium (Fosamax) is FDA-approved for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men. In addition, Fosamax is approved for the treatment of women and men with osteoporosis resulting from the long-term use of steroid medications such as prednisone or cortisone. Answered by Kayleigh Gillespi 3 months ago.
I don't think they have a generic for Fosamax. Answered by Hana Silverstein 3 months ago.
check the latin name of the medication...if they are the same, then they are therapeutically identical, and your body will not see a difference...only your wallet will see the benefit of not paying for a brand-name drug Answered by Mafalda Ricketts 3 months ago.
What is considered an 'empty' stomach..?
I'm taking once-weekly Alendronate Sodium Tablets & need to take on an empty stomach -if I don't eat solids, and just drink coffee (w/cream) is my stomach still 'empty'..?
Asked by Bert Filipponi 3 months ago.
your stomach is considered empty about 4-5 hours after you eat take the pill in the morning before breakfast and that should be fine Answered by Bonita Bishopp 3 months ago.