Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) is a prescription medication that used for the treatment of osteoporosis caused by menopause, steroid use or gonadal failure. This medication is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis and to treat Paget’s disease of bone in men and women. Alendronate Sodium belongs to the class of drugs called bisphosphonates. It works by slowing bone loss which helps maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of fractures.
Canadian Pharmacy King carries the brand Fosamax from Turkey manufactured by MSD. The generic Alendronate Sodium is available from Canada and United Kingdom manufactured by different manufacturers. It is available in the strength of 5 mg, 10 mg and 70 mg tablets.
Fosamax Side Effects
The common side effects of Fosamax include constipation, diarrhea, gas, nausea and stomach pain.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:
• Black tarry stools;
• Increased or severe bone joint or muscle pain;
• Jaw or ear pain;
• New or unusual hip thigh or groin pain;
• Swelling of joints hands ankles or feet;
• Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Fosamax if you are allergic to Alendronate or if you have any other allergies. Before you take this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Inform your dentist if you are taking this medication before you have any dental work done. Fosamax should not be used in children. Be cautious if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the future. Alendronate may stay in your body of many years. It is unknown if it affects an unborn baby. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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