Zophost 10mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Zophost Tablet

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Uses of Zophost Tablet

Zophost 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoporosis
This disease mostly occurs in women after menopause, but can sometimes be seen in men. It can also occur in patients receiving steroids.
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Side effects of Zophost Tablet

Common

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Headache, Heartburn, Difficulty in swallowing.

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How to use Zophost 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 Zophost 10mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Zophost Tablet works

Zophost 10mg 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 Zophost Tablet

Expert advice for Zophost Tablet

  • Take Zophost in the morning on an empty stomach with water.
  • Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after taking Zophost.
  • Maintain an upright posture for 30 minutes after taking Zophost.
  • 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 Zophost may need to be discontinued temporarily.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zophost 10mg Tablet
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zophost 10mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zophost 10mg 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
Zophost 10mg 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 Zophost 10mg 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.

Zophost 10mg 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
Zophost 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zophost 10mg 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
Zophost 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zophost 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Jectocos 50mg Injection, Genticyn 80mg Injection, Mci 250mg Injection, LA Mika 100mg 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 Zophost 10mg 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
Zophost 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
Zophost 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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Substitutes for Zophost Tablet

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