Osteofos 70mg Tablet

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Composition for Osteofos 70mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Osteofos Tablet

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Uses of Osteofos Tablet

Osteofos 70mg Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoporosis.
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Side effects of Osteofos Tablet

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Headache, Abdominal distension, Acid reflux, Abdominal pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Esophageal ulcer.

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How to use Osteofos 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. It is better to take Osteofos 70mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Osteofos Tablet works

Osteofos 70mg tablet inhibits the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause loss of bone.

In Depth Information on Osteofos Tablet

Expert advice for Osteofos Tablet

Take Alendronic acid after getting up for the day and before taking your morning tea, breakfast or any other medication. It needs to be taken empty stomach as food and other drinks interfere with the absorption of the medicine. Wait at least 30 minutes (preferably 1-2 hours) after taking this medicine before taking any food or drink or medicine.   Do not swallow, chew, or suck on the tablet since this may cause mouth irritation or ulcers. You may dissolve the tablet in a glass of plain water before you take it or else take it with plenty of plain water. Stay fully upright (sitting, standing or walking) for at least thirty minutes after taking the medicine and don’t lie down until your first food of the day.

Alendronic acid may cause erosion or ulcer of the food pipe. Notify your doctor if you develop difficulty in swallowing or chest pain while taking this medicine,as this may be the early sign of erosion or ulceration of food pipe.   Before using Alendronic acid, notify your doctor if you have any medical condition, especially any disorder of food pipe, kidney disease, low calcium levels, stomach or intestinal problem (ulcer, heartburn), gum disease, planned dental extraction.

Notify your doctor if you develop pain in the jaw,usually after a dental procedure. The risk of jaw problems will increase with any dental infection or dental procedure. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups when taking this medicine.   Alendronic acid may cause transient flu-like syndrome, generally feeling unwell and sometimes fever usually at the start of the treatment.

Notify your doctor immediately if you are or become pregnant while taking this medicine.   Alendronic acid may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery as it can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and severe muscle and bone pain.   Notify your doctor if you develop thigh or groin pain.   Consider adding weight-bearing exercises as part of your exercise routine.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Osteofos 70mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Osteofos 70mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Osteofos 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.
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Lactation
Osteofos 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 Osteofos 70mg Tablet during breastfeeding, monitor baby's blood calcium levels during the first two months.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Osteofos 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.
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Kidney
Osteofos 70mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Osteofos 70mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Dose adjustment is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Genticyn 80mg Injection, Jectocos 50mg Injection, Acmacin 100mg Injection, Amicom 250mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Alendronic Acid, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Osteofos 70mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Alendronic Acid

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
Osteofos 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
Osteofos 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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