Medicine Overview of Alenfos Tablet
Alenfos 70mg Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
. It treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.
Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Headache, Heartburn, Difficulty in swallowing.
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. Alenfos 70mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Alenfos 70mg Tablet is a bisphosphonate. It acts by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause the destruction of bone, thereby strengthening the bones and minimizing the risk of fractures.
In Depth Information on Alenfos Tablet
- Take Alenfos in the morning on an empty stomach with water.
- Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking Alenfos.
- Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking Alenfos.
- Inform your doctor if you experience pain in jaw, throat, chest, abdomen, hips or thighs.
- Inform your doctor if you are about to undergo any major dental procedures, as Alenfos may need to be discontinued temporarily.
Alenfos Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Alenfos 70mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alenfos 70mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Alenfos 70mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
If you are taking Alenfos 70mg Tablet during breastfeeding, monitor baby's blood calcium levels during the first two months.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Alenfos 70mg Tablet is not expected to have any effects but in rare cases, it may cause dizziness, severe muscle, joint and bone pain and eye pain or inflammation. This may affect your ability to drive.
Alenfos 70mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alenfos 70mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Alenfos 70mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alenfos 70mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Alenfos 70mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Alenfos Tablet
Q. Is alendronic acid safe/ dangerous/ a biphosphate/ a steroid/ vitamin D?
Alendronic acid belongs to class of medications called bisphosphonates. It is not a steroid or vitamin D. It is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ paracetamol with alendronic acid?
Avoid taking alendronic acid with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and paracetamol as it increases the gastrointestinal related side effects
Alenfos is not known to affect the teeth. However, bone damage in the jaw (osteonecrosis) generally associated with delayed healing and infection is known to occur following tooth extraction
Q. Does alendronic acid contain calcium/ vitamin D?
Alendronic acid does not contain calcium and vitamin D. You doctor may ask to take calcium or vitamin D
Alenfos has a side effect of causing hair loss and tiredness. However, it is not known to cause cancer or increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Alenfos with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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