Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)
What is Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) used for?
Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate) is an oral medication used to treat or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The medication prevents the loss of bone matter to strengthen bones and prevent injuries such as fractures caused by weakened bone mass. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once each morning before breakfast or consuming any liquids. The medication should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water. Never crush or split the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)?
Some patients using Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include pain under the rips, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe joint pain, hip pain, intense heartburn, or jaw pain. Inform your doctor about any unusual side effects as soon as possible to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications.
Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are children, breastfeeding, pregnant, lactose intolerant, fructose intolerant, who have an abnormality of the oesophagus, low calcium levels, or if you are unable to stand upright for thirty minutes. Also inform your doctor if you have a vitamin D deficiency, an active peptic ulcer, digestive disorders, a parathyroid gland disorder, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.