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Consuming alcohol with Alendon does not cause any harmful side effects.
Alendon may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Alendon is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. If ... View More
Alendon may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Alendon is not expected to have any effects but in rare cases, it may cause diz... View More
Alendon should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alendon may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Dose a... View More
Alendon is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alendon may not be needed in the... View More
Alendon is used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your ri... View More
Uses of Alendon
Side effects of Alendon
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
How to use Alendon
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alendon is to be taken emp... View More
How Alendon works
Alendon is a bisphosphonate. It works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bones and m... View More
What if you forget to take Alendon?
If you miss a dose of Alendon, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Your doctor has prescribed Alendon to make your bones stronger and lower the risk of fractures.
- Take it in the morning at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
- Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking the medication so the medicine does not irritate your food pipe.
- It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium-rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calci... View More
- It is important to look after your mouth and teeth while you are taking this medicine. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about takin... View More
Adult: PO Osteoporosis 10 mg/day or 70 mg once wkly. Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis 5 mg/day or 35 mg once wkly. Corticosteroid-induced o... View More
Concomitant iron, calcium supplements and antacids hinder alendronate absorption. Concomitant aspirin or NSAIDs may increase the incidence of adverse GI... View More
Upper GI disorders (discontinue if symptoms worsen); history of ulcers, active GI bleeding. Correct vitamin D and calcium deficiency before starting the... View More
Alendronic acid reduces bone resorption by inhibiting the action of osteoclasts.
Mode of Action
Administration Take only in morning, not at bedtime or before arising Take tablet with full glass of water (6-8 oz) at least 30 minutes before first... View More
Osteopetrosis, postmenopausal osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone.
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <35 Not recommended.
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Hypocalcemia, transient and mild (18%) 1-10% Hypophosphatemia, transient and mild (10%),Abdominal pain (7%),Musculoskeletal pain (4.1%),Dyspep... View More
Hypocalcaemia; oesophageal abnormalities and factors which delay oesophageal emptying; severe renal impairment; hypersensitivity; inability to stand or ... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More