Information about Alendronic Acid
Alendronic acid uses
Alendronic Acid is used in the treatment of osteoporosis. It treats osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at high risk of fractures.
How alendronic acid works
Alendronic Acid 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.
Common side effects of alendronic acid
Headache, Back pain, Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Indigestion, Heartburn, Diarrhea
Available Medicine for Alendronic Acid
- ₹54 to ₹195Cipla Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹96 to ₹162Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹125Zydus Cadila1 variant(s)
- ₹62 to ₹154Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹49 to ₹101Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹40Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹153Globus Labs1 variant(s)
- ₹97Taj Pharma India Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹75Pulse Pharmaceuticals1 variant(s)
- ₹60 to ₹290Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Alendronic Acid
- Your doctor has prescribed Alendronic Acid 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 Alendronic Acid.
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
Q. Does Alendronic Acid affect your teeth?
Alendronic Acid 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 Alendronic Acid cause cancer/ hair loss/ make you tired/ increase in blood pressure?
Alendronic Acid 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.