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Fossical 35mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fossical 35mg Tablet is used to treat high levels of a mineral called calcium in people who have cancer. It is also used to treat or prevent weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) caused by menopause or use of steroids. Using this medicine can reduce your risk of breaking bones.

Fossical 35mg Tablet is best taken without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. It may take several days to get the full benefit of this drug. Fossical 35mg Tablet is only part of a programme of treatment that may also include changes to your diet and taking calcium and vitamin supplements.

The most common side effects include headache, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, indigestion, heartburn and diarrhea. These are usually mild and will disappear after a short time. If they do not go away, tell your doctor. Fossical 35mg Tablet can cause serious kidney problems, especially if you are dehydrated, if you take diuretic medicine (water pills), or if you already have kidney disease. It can also cause low levels of calcium in the blood and pain in the mouth or jaw. These are serious side effects and need urgent medical attention. Tell your doctor straight away.

You should not be given this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or low calcium levels. Also let your doctor know what other drugs you are taking. Some of them may affect, or be affected by, this injection, especially medicines used to treat severe infections and medicines used to treat cancer and osteoporosis. You may need frequent medical tests to check your kidney function and mineral levels. Avoid smoking or try to quit as smoking can reduce your bone mineral density, making fractures more likely. Drinking large amounts of alcohol can also cause bone loss and should be avoided.

Uses of Fossical Tablet

Side effects of Fossical Tablet

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Fossical 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. Fossical 35mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Fossical Tablet works

Fossical 35mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Fossical 35mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fossical 35mg 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
Fossical 35mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fossical 35mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fossical 35mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fossical 35mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. However, use of Fossical 35mg Tablet is not advised in severe kidney disease patients.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fossical 35mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fossical 35mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fossical Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fossical 35mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Do not lie down after taking the medicine.
  • Wait at least 1 hour before taking any other medication or eating or drinking anything.
  • Take calcium and vitamin D to help build your bones when taking Fossical 35mg Tablet.
  • Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Fossical 35mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience pain in jaw. This problem may be seen after dental work.
  • Your doctor will monitor your response to Fossical 35mg Tablet by testing your bone mineral density (BMD). This is usually done every 1-3 years.
  • It is important to look after your mouth and teeth while you are taking this medicine. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about taking Fossical 35mg Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Side effect of osteoporosis tab
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Please mention the contents of the tablet
Teriparatide is this injection advisable?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Yes, it's good in Osteoporosis
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FAQs

Q. Is Fossical a generic drug?

Yes, Fossical is available as generic drug

Q. Is Fossical safe?

Residronate is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Fossical cause weight gain?

No clinically observable effect on weight has been reported for Fossical

Q. What is Fossical sodium?

Fossical belongs to a class of medication called as bisphosphonates. It acts by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood

Q. How does Fossical work?

Fossical works by slowing bone breakdown process, increasing bone density (thickness), and decreasing the amount of calcium released from the bones into the blood.

Q. What is Fossical prescribed for?

Fossical is prescribed for treatment of Paget’s disease and osteoporosis in men and post-menopausal women.

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