Alendronate is used in the treatment of Osteoporosis
How it Works
Alendronate is known as a bisphosphonate. Alendronate slows down the rate at which old bone is lost by inhibiting the activity of osteoclasts which are cells that cause loss of bone mass. As the body continues to make new bone, this leads to an overall increase in bone density. This then reduces the risk of broken bones and fractures.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Alendronate may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Abdominal distension, Difficulty in swallowing, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Musculoskeletal pain, Acid reflux, Constipation, Esophageal ulcer
Alendronate is designed to prevent bone loss in adults. Alendronate has the US Brand Name Fosamax and is also known by the name OSTEOFOS. It is manufactured by CIPLA and is approved by the drug research foundation FDA. The strength of the tablet varies from 10 mg, 35 mg, to 70 mg. Alendronate is usually made in the form of tablets.Alendronate is given in the treatment of all bone related issues.
The active component of the drug is ALENDRONATE SODIUM. Alendronate has a molecular weight of 325.12. It is a powder form substance that is white in color and crystalline in form. Alendronate comes in various strengths. Inactive components of this drug are carnauba wax, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and lactose.
Alendronate is used as the treatment for women. Most women affected by osteoporsis, which causes the bone loss and pain in the hip and joints are prescribed this medicine. Bone strength can be increased by taking Alendronate. Alendronate is also used as the treatment of Paget's disease.
Dosage and administration
Alendronate should be given as per the advise of your doctor otherwise it can burn the esophagus and cause injury to the stomach. The dosage advised also depends on the medical conditions of the patient. It is advisable to take this medication before taking your normal medications. Alendronate should be consumed after a heavy meal.
it is advisable for you to seek medical advise before consumption of Alendronate. If you experience any side effects after taking Alendronate such as lightheadedness, it is advisable for you to proceed to seek medical attention from the doctor first.
It is advised that you should take Alendronate on a regular basis. Pregnant women should consult the doctor prior to taking Alendronate. In case of any allergic reactions, it is advisable for you to meet your doctor immediately. You should tell the doctors about any side effects like discomfort and anxious feeling when you taking the medicines.
Side effects such as stomach pain and diarrhea may occur. You may experience ulcers and rashes after taking Alendronate. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any such side effects.
Alendronate should be stored at room temperature of 30 degrees. Alendronate should be kept away from children and pets. Alendronate should also be stored away from extreme heat, sunlight, and moisture.