Alendronate Coupon - Alendronate 4 tablets of 70mg dose pack

Generic Fosamax

ALENDRONATE slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss. Compare bisphosphonates.
Alendronate Coupon - Alendronate 4 tablets of 70mg dose pack

Alendronate Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks ups. It may be some time before you see benefit from this medicine. Do not stop taking your medicine except on your doctor's advice. Your doctor or health care professional may order blood tests and other tests to see how you are doing.

You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D while you are taking this medicine, unless your doctor tells you not to. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.

Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain. This medicine may also increase your risk for a broken thigh bone. Tell your doctor right away if you have pain in your upper leg or groin. Tell your doctor if you have any pain that does not go away or that gets worse.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. If you get a rash while taking this medicine, sunlight may cause the rash to get worse. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

Less common

Difficulty with swallowing


irritation or pain of the esophagus

muscle pain


Skin rash

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating

chest pain






difficulty with breathing

difficulty with moving


heavy jaw feeling

hives or welts

irregular heartbeats


joint pain

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loosening of a tooth

muscle aching or cramping

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet

pain or burning in the throat

pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw

rapid weight gain

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

redness of the skin

shortness of breath

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth

swollen joints

tingling of the hands or feet


unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss


Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common



full or bloated feeling




Incidence not known

Blurred vision or other change in vision

dizziness or lightheadedness

eye pain

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

general feeling of discomfort or illness

hair loss or thinning of the hair

sensation of spinning

sensitivity of the eye to light


Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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