Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)
What is Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) used for?
Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate) is an oral medication prescribed to prevent bone density loss (osteoporosis) in woman undergoing menopause. It operates by preventing the breakdown of bone mass in the body to prevent potential fractures or injury caused by this condition. It may also be used to treat osteoporosis in men or osteoporosis caused by long-term treatment with corticosteroids.
How should I use Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)?
Follow your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate). It is typically taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular regimen will be determined by your symptoms and health condition. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water on an empty stomach to aid absorption. Never split, chew, or crush the medication before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of its contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about use to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium)?
Some patients using Osteofos (Sodium Alendronate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious symptoms that may require emergency medical assistance include severe heartburn, angina, hip pain, trouble swallowing, flu symptoms, muscle pain, or numbness. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children, or those who have low calcium levels in the blood, esophageal abnormalities, lactose intolerance, or an inability to sit upright for at least thirty minutes. Also inform your physician if you have decreased kidney function, vitamin D deficiency, digestive tract disorders, parathyroid gland disorders, or if you have had a history of major digestive tract disorders. These conditions may cause serious problems requiring reduced dosages to prevent potential problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Osteofos (Alendronate Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.