A 74-year-old member asked:
How long should i take fosamax (alendronate) ?
1 doctor answer • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 take biphosphonates (the class Fosamax (alendronate) belongs to). Some say you may take it indefinitely, while other recommend taking it for 4-5 years and then take a "holiday" for a year or two. As i mentioned, take it for 2 years and see what happens.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
How to take Fosamax (alendronate) when on a course of ciproxin?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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 a few days it would not make much difference
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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