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Fosabest Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fosabest Tablet is prescribed to treat osteoporosis. It prevents bone loss and helps in thickening of the bones. It also strengthens the muscles to support the body. It is a potent medicine used to prevent bone loss in women after menopause by rebuilding their bones.

Fosabest Tablet should be used in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. It is to be taken before a meal. Taking more than the recommended doses of this medicine is not advised. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any kidney diseases or you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It should be used with caution in children.

Fosabest Tablet is a safe medicine. It usually has very minimal side effects. Some of its common side effects are headaches, back pain, heartburn, diarrhea, etc. In case of any allergic reactions, it is advised to call for immediate medical help.

Uses of Fosabest Tablet

Side effects of Fosabest Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Back pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn

How to use Fosabest Tablet

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. Fosabest Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fosabest Tablet works

Fosabest Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Alendronic Acid and Vitamin D3 which treat osteoporosis. Alendronic Acid is a bisphosphonate. It works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bone and minimizes the risk of fractures. Vitamin D3 helps protect your bones, both by increasing calcium absorption and by supporting muscles needed to avoid falls.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Fosabest Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fosabest Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fosabest Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
If you are taking Fosabest Tablet during breastfeeding, monitor baby's blood calcium levels during the first two months.
Driving
UNSAFE
Fosabest Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Fosabest 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.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fosabest Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fosabest Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fosabest Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fosabest Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Fosabest Tablet
₹50.0/Tablet
Fosavance 70 mg/5600 IU Tablet
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₹143.75/Tablet
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Alensol-D Tablet
Medsol India Overseas Pvt Ltd
₹60.75/Tablet
22% costlier
Fosabond Tablet
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₹137/Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Fosabest Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
  • Take it on the same day each week, 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 doesnot irritate your food pipe.
  • Take care of your teeth and jaw while taking the Fosabest Tablet and for regular dental checkup while taking Fosabest Tablet. Take calcium and vitamin enriched diet.
  • Side effects such as headache, back pain and indigestion may occur.

Patient Concerns

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Side effect of osteoporosis tab
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please mention the contents of the tablet
i am osteoporosis patient n want to know is this disease curable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Yes its curable aak your treating doctor about bisphosphonate and teriparatide
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References
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  2. European Medicine Agency. Cholecalciferol+Alendronate sodium trihydrate; 2015. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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