Medicine Overview of Gatofos Tablet
Gatofos 35 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
. It treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.
Side Effects of Gatofos are Headache, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Indigestion, Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Bone pain.
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. Gatofos 35 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Gatofos 35 mg Tablet is a bisphosphonate. It works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. This strengthens the bones and minimizes the risk of fractures.
In Depth Information on Gatofos Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Gatofos 35 mg Tablet to make your bones stronger and lower the risk of fractures.
- Take it 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 doesn't irritate your food pipe.
- It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
- It's important to look after your mouth and teeth as much as possible while you're taking. Have regular dental check-ups and inform your dentist about taking Gatofos 35 mg Tablet.
Gatofos Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gatofos 35 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gatofos 35 mg 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.
Gatofos 35 mg 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 Gatofos 35 mg Tablet during breastfeeding, monitor baby's blood calcium levels during the first two months.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Gatofos 35 mg 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.
Gatofos 35 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gatofos 35 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Gatofos 35 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gatofos 35 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Gatofos 35 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Gatofos 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
Q. Does Gatofos affect your teeth?
Gatofos 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
Q. Does Gatofos cause cancer/ hair loss/ make you tired/ increase in blood pressure?
Gatofos 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.
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