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what can I take instead of alendronate that is natural

A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes : Resistant exercise is important for bone health. Sufficient calcium and vitamin intake are also important which can be obtained from food as well as s ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Exercise,diet &supps: Exercise has been shown to improve bone density. A healthy diet is essential- avoid sweets, sodas, lots of meat, coffee- these acidify your body & lea ... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
2 years: Take it for 2 years until you have a follow up DEXA scan done to evaluate the improvement in your bone density. It is debatable on how long you can t ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
With lots of water: you can continue the fosamax (alendronate) as you usually do. The medications should not disrupt each other. That said, if you stoped the fosamx for ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sanctura: Why take sandura. Fosamax (alendronate) is fine once a week.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Definitely: In order to allow the alendronate to work properly, you need about 1500 mg of elemental calcium/day (total of diet and supplements) and at least 2000 ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Not much: As long as prescribe by your doctor. Drink plenty of water and got for 30-45 minute walks after each dose.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, OK: You can take the sanctura 7 days/wk and still use Fosamax (alendronate) in the morning on an empty stomach with a full glass of water, and stay uprigh ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Alendronate alone: Hi. Alendronate IS important to take alone. Take alendronate alone on an empty stomach with no other ANYTHING except a full glass of water. Wait 60 mi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Different: They are different componenets of prevention of osteoporosis. Follow your doctor's advice about how to take them.

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