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Osteofos 35 mg (Alendronic Acid)
Buy Osteofos 35 mg online, is used to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) that occurs in women after menopause, and helps to rebuild bone; to treat enlarged and misshapen bone (Paget’s disease of bone); to treat corticost***id-induced weakness and brittleness of bones (osteoporosis) and to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.
Sodium Alendronic Acid manufactured under the brand names Fosamax, Osteofos (by Cipla) among several other trade names worldwide is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis caused by menopause or by taking st***ds (both men and women).
Sodium Alendronate medication changes the process of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It reduces bone loss while helping more bone mass production which may prevent bone fractures. This medication is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone in both men and women.
Sodium Alendronate may also be given for conditions not listed above.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which causes your bones to become brittle and fragile, making them prone to breaks and fractures. During our lifetime, old bone tissue is constantly being broken down and replaced by new bone. After the age of about 30-35 years, our bone begins to lose density because old bone is lost faster than new bone can replace it. Women in particular have an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, as they lose bone material rapidly after the menopause.
Alendronic acid belongs to a group of medicines known as bisphosphonates. These medicines slow down the rate at which old bone is lost. As your body continues to make new bone, this leads to an overall increase in bone density. This reduces your risk of broken bones and fractures. You may be prescribed alendronic acid to take once a day (10 mg strength tablets), or alternatively once a week (70 mg strength tablets/medicine).
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking alendronic acid it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have ever had any difficulties swallowing.
- If you have had a stomach ulcer, stomach bleeding or any surgery on your upper digestive system within the last year.
- If you are due to have any dental treatment in the near future, or if you have not recently had a dental check-up.
- If you have any problems with the way your kidneys work.
- If you are unable to sit upright for at least 30 minutes.
- If you have been told you have low amounts of calcium in your blood.
- If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are OTC, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Take Sodium Alendronate medication (Fosamax, Osteofos) strictly as directed by your doctor. Don’t alter the dosage under any situation unless or otherwise advised by your doctor or you may witness dangerous effects of the medication.
Sodium Alendronic Acid are taken either once daily or once per week depending on person to person. Always follow your doctor’s prescription. Take this medication first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything or take any other medicine. If you are on a weekly course of Sodium Alendronate, then take it on the same day each week and always before eating or drinking anything in the morning.
Take each Sodium Alendronate tablet with a full glass of plain water (don’t use bottled or mineral water). Swallow the tablet whole avoiding chewing, crushing or sucking the tablet. After taking Sodium Alendronic Acid medication, sit upright and don’t lie down or recline for at least 30 minutes; don’t eat or drink anything other than plain water; don’t take any other medications like vitamin and mineral supplements for at least 30 minutes. Ask your doctor for the best dosing schedule.
Your bone mineral density will be tested regularly to see if the Sodium Alendronate medication is having its proper effects. You may have to take this medication for a long period (3-5 years) if you take it for osteoporosis. Go for regular follow up checkups so that your progress can be reviewed properly.
- WHAT IS I MISS A DOSE OF SODIUM ALENDRONATE?
If you miss a dose of Sodium Alendronate and you are on a daily schedule, then do not take it later in the day. Instead, continue with the normal schedule from the next day. Don’t take 2 tablets in a single day to make up for the missed dose.
If you are on a weekly schedule and you miss a dose, then take it first thing in the morning, the next day and continue the proper schedule. However, remember not to take 2 tablets in any circumstances.
- WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?
In case of an overdose of Sodium Alendronic Acid medication, drink a full glass of milk and get emergency medical help right immediately. Don’t try to induce vomiting as well as don’t lie down.
Signs of overdose may include stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps, numbness or tingling, muscle tightness in your face, seizure, irritability, or bizarre thoughts or behavior.
Esophageal ulcer, Esophageal erosions, Esophagitis, Rash, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Decreased phosphate level in blood, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Skin redness, Flatulence, Headache, Heartburn, Muscle pain, Retrosternal pain
FOOD : It is better to take this medicine empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
ALCOHOL : It is generally safe to consume alcohol with this medicine.
PREGNANCY : It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
LACTATION : Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Is alendronic acid safe/ dangerous/ a biphosphate/vitamin D?
Alendronic acid belongs to class of medications called bisphosphonates. It is not a vitamin D. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol with alendronic acid?
Avoid taking alendronic acid with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and paracetamol as it increases the gastrointestinal related side effects.
Q. Does alendronic acid affect your teeth?
Alendronic acid is not known to affect the teeth. However, bone damage in the jaw (osteonecrosis) generally associated with delayed healing and infection is known to occur following tooth extraction.
Q. Does alendronic acid contain calcium/ vitamin D?
Alendronic acid does not contain calcium and vitamin D.
Q. Does alendronic acid cause cancer/ hair loss/ make you tired/ increase in blood pressure?
Alendronic acid has a common side effect of causing hair loss. However, it is not known to cause cancer, tiredness or increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
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Alendronic Acid (35mg)