Generic Name - Alendronate
Category - Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis and Paget's disease
Generic for Fosamax* is indicated for the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is also used to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. Fosomax is also indicated for the treatment of Paget's disease of bone. Alendronate (Generic Fosomax) works by reducing normal and abnormal bone destruction.
Generic for Fosamax* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Fosamax* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Fosamax* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment condition
Abnormalities of the esophagus
Generic for Fosamax* interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Generic for Fosamax* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericFosamax*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Fosamax* for postmenopausal Osteoporosis is one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week. Treatment continues for years. For Osteoporosis in Men, one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week is recommended.
Generic for Fosamax* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Fosamax* side Effects include stomach pain,
Heartburn, pain or difficulty swallowing, allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, black or tarry stools, eye inflammation, pain or change in vision and muscle twitching.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Fosamax*.
Generic for Fosamax* and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Fosamax* in pregnant women have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking this medication, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Fosamax* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Fosamax* passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Fosamax* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Fosamax* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Fosamax* and Geriatric
Studies do not indicate any overall difference in the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Fosamax* with relation to age.
The above information about Generic for Fosamax* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.