Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020560/001.

Names and composition

"FOSAMAX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ALENDRONATE SODIUM.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020560/001 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020560/002 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 40MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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020560/004 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 35MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020560/005 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 70MG BASE
021575/001 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM SOLUTION/ORAL EQ 70MG BASE per 75ML

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020560/001 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 10MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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020560/003 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
020560/004 FOSAMAX ALENDRONATE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 35MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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Answered questions

Fosamax???
for what medical problems is fosamax used for? Asked by Syble Stieglitz 2 years ago.

Fosamax deficiency of course! No . . . just kidding, sorry, have a huge problem with pharmaceuticals Fosamax is used to treat or prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Fosamax is also used to treat Pagets disease of bone. Answered by Herlinda Elsworth 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication used to treat osteoporosis (a medical condition which causes low bone density and increased risk of fracture). Fosamax is part of a larger class of medications known as the bisphosphonates, which also include Actonel, Reclast, Boniva, and others. Fosamax has also been used to treat hypercalcemia and Paget's disease. Long term studies, including the FIT and FLEX trails extending upwards of 10 years have shown Fosamax to be a relatively safe and effective medication for the treatment of osteoporosis. In these studies, patients had a bone density increase of 3.8% to 8.3% and a 44-56% decreased rate of fractures compared to placebo (which consisted of calcium and vitamin D). While extremely uncommon, there are risks associated with long term and inappropriate use of the medication that you should discuss with your medical provider prior to starting and medication. Answered by Queenie Hubner 2 years ago.

It is a calcium builder. I used it when I was on steroids for a long time. It will help keep you from getting osteoporosis. Answered by Harland Yapp 2 years ago.

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women. (help to keep bones strong) Answered by Johnnie Lazarini 2 years ago.


Why does fosamax should be taken in upright position without anything else?
fosamax is a supplement for the bones Asked by Marianela Neubacher 2 years 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 Cathey Waldon 2 years 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 Marth Bhandari 2 years 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 Lino Olavarria 2 years 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 Gabrielle Shawe 2 years ago.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Wait...where are you taking me? Answered by Una Elsasser 2 years ago.


Should i take fosamax? menopausal &my lower back hurts after 4hrs of high heels seated at a dinner reception.?
i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back..... Asked by Daren Tregre 2 years ago.

i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back.. For pictures I was surprised to hav found 1 picture that showed me hunchbacked despite my thought that i was just being normal in posture. Answered by Sondra Digrande 2 years ago.

NO! Fosamax is a drug that has some pretty nasty side effects, its not something for the feint hearted. I really would recommend research into better diets, calcium supplements and gentle exercise to keep your back strong. Pilates, yoga or swimming are all very good for core strength. I use the New York City Ballet Workout, you should try it :) If your back is hurting you may find it beneficial to be fitted with a brace or support, however, speak to a physiotherapist for guidance on these, if fitted incorrectly, they can cause damage to the muscles in your back. 4 hours sitting at a table would make most backs hurt, try to move around a little and dont cross your legs when you sit, this causes one side of your back to stretch and the other to contract, causing discomfort and a feeling of imbalance. Take it easy and always be aware of your posture. Try to imagine a piece of string coming out of the crown of your head, pulling you upwards, keep your stomach muscles tight with your shoulders, hips and ankles in alignment when you're standing and shoulders over hips when you are sitting (this will feel REALLY odd at first but you will get used to it) Also, lay off the heels, they shunt your pelvis forward and cause the lower back to curve. Anything with over a 3 inch heel will cause problems (if you need height, go for platforms, Im a shortie and I wear them ALL the time lol) Answered by Robbin Buczko 2 years ago.

Once you get used to dressed in them, they will have to now not harm as opposed to in the event you've been dressed in all of them day lengthy. Heels over four.five inches are complicated to put on on the grounds that they're so top - nevertheless, so much steady shoes is round three-four inches. I put on heels at all times and don't have any issues in any respect so long as the footwear/boots themselves are good made. Some ladies's heeled footwear/boots are poorly designed - in the event you seem on the shoe itself you'll see it instantly - they don't seem to be the right form to your foot and just about 'tilt' you forwards. I consider that is simply crappy layout. This style of shoes is a killer and your ft suffering roughly instantly after hanging them on. Next time you come back throughout an individual agony ask to have a seem on the shoe itself - you'll see instantly if it is not the correct form. I are not able to say precisely what's fallacious with the form, it is simply now not rather correct. Of path, squeezing your ft into some thing that's too slender or now not the correct dimension goes to harm however I put on my boots all day lengthy (and they've a four.five" heel) and rarely even become aware of them). I desire this is helping. Answered by Randall Ekman 2 years ago.


How does Fosamax cause serious side effects?
Asked by Doretha Rusher 2 years ago.

Fosamax is prescribed medication for post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis. Fosamax caused femur fracture and suffer other serious side effects. When bisphosphonates are given to the cancer patients, the Fosamax has tendency to cause osteonecrosis on the jaw. The best example for this is the tooth pulled. Osteonecrosis means death bone. Due to the reports, more lawsuits has been filed against the manufacturer due to the injuries. Answered by Scarlett Kuffa 2 years ago.

Not sure what you mean by "how", but the stuff does have serious side effects. Answered by Neoma Sicks 2 years ago.


FOSAMAX.........????
has anyone else ever gone on these tablets??? i have to take one a week and have heard from alot of people that they make you gain weight...IM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...so i want to know did they make you gain weight and also was it NOTICABLE weight gain or just because your bones got more dense?? PLEASE HELP??? Asked by Glory Lucidi 2 years ago.

There is absolutely no evidence these tablets cause weight gain. You may suffer from distention of the stomach but that is not the same as weight gain. Keep taking the tablets Answered by Robt Swarthout 2 years ago.

i'm on them as well, have been for about 3 months and i have had no weight gain so far and they only help to reduce the breakdown of the bones and make them stronger you should be on calcium tabs as well, all of this is just to strengthen your bones Answered by Fidelia Riopelle 2 years ago.


Is Fosamax recommended for long-time use?
Asked by Bong Letbetter 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication to prevent bone breakdown and increasing bone density and thickness. However, research gathered from different people who took Fosamax will not go beyond 10 years and experience side effects such as bone fracture and other side effects cause by Fosamax. Experts says doesn’t have enough proof when should be the patient will stop taking this drug. Answered by Dorotha Furfey 2 years ago.


Can you take Vit. D while taking fosamax?
Asked by Makeda Kopay 2 years ago.

Absolutely. Fosamax actually comes in a form w/vitamin D. In case you were not educated about how and when to take Fosamax, it should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to any other meds, food or drink, first thing in the morning. Take it w/just enough water to swallow it, and sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking it. Answered by Marianela Jentry 2 years ago.

i dont see why not, your body produces vitamin D from sunlight, i dont think any harm will come to you. Answered by Toi Peery 2 years ago.


Fosamax???
for what medical problems is fosamax used for? Asked by Soila Wagy 2 years ago.

Fosamax deficiency of course! No . . . just kidding, sorry, have a huge problem with pharmaceuticals Fosamax is used to treat or prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Fosamax is also used to treat Pagets disease of bone. Answered by Eugena Mathiasen 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication used to treat osteoporosis (a medical condition which causes low bone density and increased risk of fracture). Fosamax is part of a larger class of medications known as the bisphosphonates, which also include Actonel, Reclast, Boniva, and others. Fosamax has also been used to treat hypercalcemia and Paget's disease. Long term studies, including the FIT and FLEX trails extending upwards of 10 years have shown Fosamax to be a relatively safe and effective medication for the treatment of osteoporosis. In these studies, patients had a bone density increase of 3.8% to 8.3% and a 44-56% decreased rate of fractures compared to placebo (which consisted of calcium and vitamin D). While extremely uncommon, there are risks associated with long term and inappropriate use of the medication that you should discuss with your medical provider prior to starting and medication. Answered by Shawn Kuser 2 years ago.

It is a calcium builder. I used it when I was on steroids for a long time. It will help keep you from getting osteoporosis. Answered by Elia Mcandrew 2 years ago.

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women. (help to keep bones strong) Answered by Aline Krammer 2 years ago.


Why does fosamax should be taken in upright position without anything else?
fosamax is a supplement for the bones Asked by Remona Gittings 2 years 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 Necole Mekee 2 years 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 Tamatha Naugle 2 years 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 Eva Vansteenwyk 2 years 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 Lanell Quilter 2 years ago.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Wait...where are you taking me? Answered by Angelita Arne 2 years ago.


Should i take fosamax? menopausal &my lower back hurts after 4hrs of high heels seated at a dinner reception.?
i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back..... Asked by Harlan Weisberg 2 years ago.

i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back.. For pictures I was surprised to hav found 1 picture that showed me hunchbacked despite my thought that i was just being normal in posture. Answered by Leo Kreig 2 years ago.

NO! Fosamax is a drug that has some pretty nasty side effects, its not something for the feint hearted. I really would recommend research into better diets, calcium supplements and gentle exercise to keep your back strong. Pilates, yoga or swimming are all very good for core strength. I use the New York City Ballet Workout, you should try it :) If your back is hurting you may find it beneficial to be fitted with a brace or support, however, speak to a physiotherapist for guidance on these, if fitted incorrectly, they can cause damage to the muscles in your back. 4 hours sitting at a table would make most backs hurt, try to move around a little and dont cross your legs when you sit, this causes one side of your back to stretch and the other to contract, causing discomfort and a feeling of imbalance. Take it easy and always be aware of your posture. Try to imagine a piece of string coming out of the crown of your head, pulling you upwards, keep your stomach muscles tight with your shoulders, hips and ankles in alignment when you're standing and shoulders over hips when you are sitting (this will feel REALLY odd at first but you will get used to it) Also, lay off the heels, they shunt your pelvis forward and cause the lower back to curve. Anything with over a 3 inch heel will cause problems (if you need height, go for platforms, Im a shortie and I wear them ALL the time lol) Answered by Tobias Grohmann 2 years ago.

Once you get used to dressed in them, they will have to now not harm as opposed to in the event you've been dressed in all of them day lengthy. Heels over four.five inches are complicated to put on on the grounds that they're so top - nevertheless, so much steady shoes is round three-four inches. I put on heels at all times and don't have any issues in any respect so long as the footwear/boots themselves are good made. Some ladies's heeled footwear/boots are poorly designed - in the event you seem on the shoe itself you'll see it instantly - they don't seem to be the right form to your foot and just about 'tilt' you forwards. I consider that is simply crappy layout. This style of shoes is a killer and your ft suffering roughly instantly after hanging them on. Next time you come back throughout an individual agony ask to have a seem on the shoe itself - you'll see instantly if it is not the correct form. I are not able to say precisely what's fallacious with the form, it is simply now not rather correct. Of path, squeezing your ft into some thing that's too slender or now not the correct dimension goes to harm however I put on my boots all day lengthy (and they've a four.five" heel) and rarely even become aware of them). I desire this is helping. Answered by Takako Belmonte 2 years ago.


How does Fosamax cause serious side effects?
Asked by Kirby Soule 2 years ago.

Fosamax is prescribed medication for post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis. Fosamax caused femur fracture and suffer other serious side effects. When bisphosphonates are given to the cancer patients, the Fosamax has tendency to cause osteonecrosis on the jaw. The best example for this is the tooth pulled. Osteonecrosis means death bone. Due to the reports, more lawsuits has been filed against the manufacturer due to the injuries. Answered by Cindie Erard 2 years ago.

Not sure what you mean by "how", but the stuff does have serious side effects. Answered by Candyce Schwery 2 years ago.


FOSAMAX.........????
has anyone else ever gone on these tablets??? i have to take one a week and have heard from alot of people that they make you gain weight...IM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...so i want to know did they make you gain weight and also was it NOTICABLE weight gain or just because your bones got more dense?? PLEASE HELP??? Asked by Nohemi Schuhmacher 2 years ago.

There is absolutely no evidence these tablets cause weight gain. You may suffer from distention of the stomach but that is not the same as weight gain. Keep taking the tablets Answered by Dione Gaeth 2 years ago.

i'm on them as well, have been for about 3 months and i have had no weight gain so far and they only help to reduce the breakdown of the bones and make them stronger you should be on calcium tabs as well, all of this is just to strengthen your bones Answered by Dixie Sultzer 2 years ago.


Is Fosamax recommended for long-time use?
Asked by Cleo Behrend 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication to prevent bone breakdown and increasing bone density and thickness. However, research gathered from different people who took Fosamax will not go beyond 10 years and experience side effects such as bone fracture and other side effects cause by Fosamax. Experts says doesn’t have enough proof when should be the patient will stop taking this drug. Answered by Charmain Petrucci 2 years ago.


Can you take Vit. D while taking fosamax?
Asked by Lucienne Sertuche 2 years ago.

Absolutely. Fosamax actually comes in a form w/vitamin D. In case you were not educated about how and when to take Fosamax, it should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to any other meds, food or drink, first thing in the morning. Take it w/just enough water to swallow it, and sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking it. Answered by Autumn Risby 2 years ago.

i dont see why not, your body produces vitamin D from sunlight, i dont think any harm will come to you. Answered by Parthenia Martino 2 years ago.


Fosamax???
for what medical problems is fosamax used for? Asked by Dennise Vollette 2 years ago.

Fosamax deficiency of course! No . . . just kidding, sorry, have a huge problem with pharmaceuticals Fosamax is used to treat or prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Fosamax is also used to treat Pagets disease of bone. Answered by Terrence Bassi 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication used to treat osteoporosis (a medical condition which causes low bone density and increased risk of fracture). Fosamax is part of a larger class of medications known as the bisphosphonates, which also include Actonel, Reclast, Boniva, and others. Fosamax has also been used to treat hypercalcemia and Paget's disease. Long term studies, including the FIT and FLEX trails extending upwards of 10 years have shown Fosamax to be a relatively safe and effective medication for the treatment of osteoporosis. In these studies, patients had a bone density increase of 3.8% to 8.3% and a 44-56% decreased rate of fractures compared to placebo (which consisted of calcium and vitamin D). While extremely uncommon, there are risks associated with long term and inappropriate use of the medication that you should discuss with your medical provider prior to starting and medication. Answered by Naoma Sanburg 2 years ago.

It is a calcium builder. I used it when I was on steroids for a long time. It will help keep you from getting osteoporosis. Answered by Shelia Varanese 2 years ago.

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women. (help to keep bones strong) Answered by Arron Brigg 2 years ago.


Why does fosamax should be taken in upright position without anything else?
fosamax is a supplement for the bones Asked by Ellyn Jesko 2 years 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 Melina Hampshire 2 years 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 Taren Brantner 2 years 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 Willene Copas 2 years 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 Merry Urteaga 2 years ago.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Wait...where are you taking me? Answered by Sandee Lichtenfeld 2 years ago.


Should i take fosamax? menopausal &my lower back hurts after 4hrs of high heels seated at a dinner reception.?
i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back..... Asked by Aida Stolarski 2 years ago.

i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back.. For pictures I was surprised to hav found 1 picture that showed me hunchbacked despite my thought that i was just being normal in posture. Answered by Lemuel Beemon 2 years ago.

NO! Fosamax is a drug that has some pretty nasty side effects, its not something for the feint hearted. I really would recommend research into better diets, calcium supplements and gentle exercise to keep your back strong. Pilates, yoga or swimming are all very good for core strength. I use the New York City Ballet Workout, you should try it :) If your back is hurting you may find it beneficial to be fitted with a brace or support, however, speak to a physiotherapist for guidance on these, if fitted incorrectly, they can cause damage to the muscles in your back. 4 hours sitting at a table would make most backs hurt, try to move around a little and dont cross your legs when you sit, this causes one side of your back to stretch and the other to contract, causing discomfort and a feeling of imbalance. Take it easy and always be aware of your posture. Try to imagine a piece of string coming out of the crown of your head, pulling you upwards, keep your stomach muscles tight with your shoulders, hips and ankles in alignment when you're standing and shoulders over hips when you are sitting (this will feel REALLY odd at first but you will get used to it) Also, lay off the heels, they shunt your pelvis forward and cause the lower back to curve. Anything with over a 3 inch heel will cause problems (if you need height, go for platforms, Im a shortie and I wear them ALL the time lol) Answered by Jeraldine Fleurissaint 2 years ago.

Once you get used to dressed in them, they will have to now not harm as opposed to in the event you've been dressed in all of them day lengthy. Heels over four.five inches are complicated to put on on the grounds that they're so top - nevertheless, so much steady shoes is round three-four inches. I put on heels at all times and don't have any issues in any respect so long as the footwear/boots themselves are good made. Some ladies's heeled footwear/boots are poorly designed - in the event you seem on the shoe itself you'll see it instantly - they don't seem to be the right form to your foot and just about 'tilt' you forwards. I consider that is simply crappy layout. This style of shoes is a killer and your ft suffering roughly instantly after hanging them on. Next time you come back throughout an individual agony ask to have a seem on the shoe itself - you'll see instantly if it is not the correct form. I are not able to say precisely what's fallacious with the form, it is simply now not rather correct. Of path, squeezing your ft into some thing that's too slender or now not the correct dimension goes to harm however I put on my boots all day lengthy (and they've a four.five" heel) and rarely even become aware of them). I desire this is helping. Answered by Lavenia Weniger 2 years ago.


How does Fosamax cause serious side effects?
Asked by Arturo Gollob 2 years ago.

Fosamax is prescribed medication for post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis. Fosamax caused femur fracture and suffer other serious side effects. When bisphosphonates are given to the cancer patients, the Fosamax has tendency to cause osteonecrosis on the jaw. The best example for this is the tooth pulled. Osteonecrosis means death bone. Due to the reports, more lawsuits has been filed against the manufacturer due to the injuries. Answered by Gaylord Sonnenberg 2 years ago.

Not sure what you mean by "how", but the stuff does have serious side effects. Answered by Janelle Lemm 2 years ago.


FOSAMAX.........????
has anyone else ever gone on these tablets??? i have to take one a week and have heard from alot of people that they make you gain weight...IM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...so i want to know did they make you gain weight and also was it NOTICABLE weight gain or just because your bones got more dense?? PLEASE HELP??? Asked by Shella Wisham 2 years ago.

There is absolutely no evidence these tablets cause weight gain. You may suffer from distention of the stomach but that is not the same as weight gain. Keep taking the tablets Answered by Ezra Wlach 2 years ago.

i'm on them as well, have been for about 3 months and i have had no weight gain so far and they only help to reduce the breakdown of the bones and make them stronger you should be on calcium tabs as well, all of this is just to strengthen your bones Answered by Lai Lostroh 2 years ago.


Is Fosamax recommended for long-time use?
Asked by Quinn Lokey 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication to prevent bone breakdown and increasing bone density and thickness. However, research gathered from different people who took Fosamax will not go beyond 10 years and experience side effects such as bone fracture and other side effects cause by Fosamax. Experts says doesn’t have enough proof when should be the patient will stop taking this drug. Answered by Carina Liebert 2 years ago.


Can you take Vit. D while taking fosamax?
Asked by Harry Denio 2 years ago.

Absolutely. Fosamax actually comes in a form w/vitamin D. In case you were not educated about how and when to take Fosamax, it should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to any other meds, food or drink, first thing in the morning. Take it w/just enough water to swallow it, and sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking it. Answered by Margo Swindoll 2 years ago.

i dont see why not, your body produces vitamin D from sunlight, i dont think any harm will come to you. Answered by Jeannette Toso 2 years ago.


Fosamax???
for what medical problems is fosamax used for? Asked by Tyrell Zehnder 2 years ago.

Fosamax deficiency of course! No . . . just kidding, sorry, have a huge problem with pharmaceuticals Fosamax is used to treat or prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis and steroid-induced osteoporosis. Fosamax is also used to treat Pagets disease of bone. Answered by Eun Riedmayer 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication used to treat osteoporosis (a medical condition which causes low bone density and increased risk of fracture). Fosamax is part of a larger class of medications known as the bisphosphonates, which also include Actonel, Reclast, Boniva, and others. Fosamax has also been used to treat hypercalcemia and Paget's disease. Long term studies, including the FIT and FLEX trails extending upwards of 10 years have shown Fosamax to be a relatively safe and effective medication for the treatment of osteoporosis. In these studies, patients had a bone density increase of 3.8% to 8.3% and a 44-56% decreased rate of fractures compared to placebo (which consisted of calcium and vitamin D). While extremely uncommon, there are risks associated with long term and inappropriate use of the medication that you should discuss with your medical provider prior to starting and medication. Answered by Esmeralda Metherell 2 years ago.

It is a calcium builder. I used it when I was on steroids for a long time. It will help keep you from getting osteoporosis. Answered by Lorelei Radune 2 years ago.

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women. (help to keep bones strong) Answered by Seth Kuks 2 years ago.


Why does fosamax should be taken in upright position without anything else?
fosamax is a supplement for the bones Asked by Sydney Janowiec 2 years 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 Talisha Hutsler 2 years 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 Gracie Perng 2 years 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 Christena Gaxiola 2 years 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 Lorita Robinzine 2 years ago.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee... Wait...where are you taking me? Answered by Dorian Burkett 2 years ago.


Should i take fosamax? menopausal &my lower back hurts after 4hrs of high heels seated at a dinner reception.?
i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back..... Asked by Lanelle Grife 2 years ago.

i have been 4 years menopause (2006) and my calcium intake is not regular. i always had lower lower back weakness since age 35. however, i was shocked to feel that my calcium bone deterioration might b on fast track since i hav a hard time looking as being seated straight unless i consciously straighten my back.. For pictures I was surprised to hav found 1 picture that showed me hunchbacked despite my thought that i was just being normal in posture. Answered by Suellen Chancellor 2 years ago.

NO! Fosamax is a drug that has some pretty nasty side effects, its not something for the feint hearted. I really would recommend research into better diets, calcium supplements and gentle exercise to keep your back strong. Pilates, yoga or swimming are all very good for core strength. I use the New York City Ballet Workout, you should try it :) If your back is hurting you may find it beneficial to be fitted with a brace or support, however, speak to a physiotherapist for guidance on these, if fitted incorrectly, they can cause damage to the muscles in your back. 4 hours sitting at a table would make most backs hurt, try to move around a little and dont cross your legs when you sit, this causes one side of your back to stretch and the other to contract, causing discomfort and a feeling of imbalance. Take it easy and always be aware of your posture. Try to imagine a piece of string coming out of the crown of your head, pulling you upwards, keep your stomach muscles tight with your shoulders, hips and ankles in alignment when you're standing and shoulders over hips when you are sitting (this will feel REALLY odd at first but you will get used to it) Also, lay off the heels, they shunt your pelvis forward and cause the lower back to curve. Anything with over a 3 inch heel will cause problems (if you need height, go for platforms, Im a shortie and I wear them ALL the time lol) Answered by Berry Bottomley 2 years ago.

Once you get used to dressed in them, they will have to now not harm as opposed to in the event you've been dressed in all of them day lengthy. Heels over four.five inches are complicated to put on on the grounds that they're so top - nevertheless, so much steady shoes is round three-four inches. I put on heels at all times and don't have any issues in any respect so long as the footwear/boots themselves are good made. Some ladies's heeled footwear/boots are poorly designed - in the event you seem on the shoe itself you'll see it instantly - they don't seem to be the right form to your foot and just about 'tilt' you forwards. I consider that is simply crappy layout. This style of shoes is a killer and your ft suffering roughly instantly after hanging them on. Next time you come back throughout an individual agony ask to have a seem on the shoe itself - you'll see instantly if it is not the correct form. I are not able to say precisely what's fallacious with the form, it is simply now not rather correct. Of path, squeezing your ft into some thing that's too slender or now not the correct dimension goes to harm however I put on my boots all day lengthy (and they've a four.five" heel) and rarely even become aware of them). I desire this is helping. Answered by Christia Zanders 2 years ago.


How does Fosamax cause serious side effects?
Asked by Harmony Gump 2 years ago.

Fosamax is prescribed medication for post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis. Fosamax caused femur fracture and suffer other serious side effects. When bisphosphonates are given to the cancer patients, the Fosamax has tendency to cause osteonecrosis on the jaw. The best example for this is the tooth pulled. Osteonecrosis means death bone. Due to the reports, more lawsuits has been filed against the manufacturer due to the injuries. Answered by Duncan Lem 2 years ago.

Not sure what you mean by "how", but the stuff does have serious side effects. Answered by Shiela Brehon 2 years ago.


FOSAMAX.........????
has anyone else ever gone on these tablets??? i have to take one a week and have heard from alot of people that they make you gain weight...IM TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT...so i want to know did they make you gain weight and also was it NOTICABLE weight gain or just because your bones got more dense?? PLEASE HELP??? Asked by Nicol Laredo 2 years ago.

There is absolutely no evidence these tablets cause weight gain. You may suffer from distention of the stomach but that is not the same as weight gain. Keep taking the tablets Answered by Marielle Liukkonen 2 years ago.

i'm on them as well, have been for about 3 months and i have had no weight gain so far and they only help to reduce the breakdown of the bones and make them stronger you should be on calcium tabs as well, all of this is just to strengthen your bones Answered by Jenell Huch 2 years ago.


Is Fosamax recommended for long-time use?
Asked by Mitsuko Dano 2 years ago.

Fosamax is a medication to prevent bone breakdown and increasing bone density and thickness. However, research gathered from different people who took Fosamax will not go beyond 10 years and experience side effects such as bone fracture and other side effects cause by Fosamax. Experts says doesn’t have enough proof when should be the patient will stop taking this drug. Answered by Zelda Ozier 2 years ago.


Can you take Vit. D while taking fosamax?
Asked by Lester Zayas 2 years ago.

Absolutely. Fosamax actually comes in a form w/vitamin D. In case you were not educated about how and when to take Fosamax, it should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to any other meds, food or drink, first thing in the morning. Take it w/just enough water to swallow it, and sit upright for at least 30 minutes after taking it. Answered by Sabina Schaich 2 years ago.

i dont see why not, your body produces vitamin D from sunlight, i dont think any harm will come to you. Answered by Sarai Grubbs 2 years ago.


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