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What is the definition or description of: Alendronate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Alendronate allergy?

Alendronate: Is usually used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fosamax (alendronate) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fosamax (alendronate) allergy?

See below: An allergy describes a systemic response of the body's immune system to an antigen. The response can cause hives, itching, swelling, elevation of blood pressure and bronchoconstriction. An allergy to fosamax would basically be any combination of the above reactions in response to the intake of fosamax into the body. Read more

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Problems with fosamax (alendronate)?

Problems with fosamax (alendronate)?

Fosamax (alendronate) is for osteo: Most physicians rely on published studies with thousands of patients taking a drug that prove it works. Trying out a pill onesself is a trip back to the stone age.
We require that a proven disease has a treatment proven to work before using it. The fda requires two studies done separately with thousands of patients to allow an approval of a drug. Read more

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How to buy alendronate without prescription?

How to buy alendronate without prescription?

Alendronate: Don't know of a way in the US because it is a prescription -only medication for osteoporosis & Paget Disease. Read more

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Could Fosamax (alendronate) break your femur?

Could Fosamax (alendronate) break your femur?

Unlikely: Hi. Alendronate and other antiresorptive osteoporosis drugs have been associated with a very low but real risk of atypical femur fracture (subtrochanteric fracture in the shaft made of cortical bone). The risk is very low, and a cause and effect relationship is not absolutely established. But yes, the risk appears to be there. Remember all the fractures bisphosphonates PREVENT also, however! Read more

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Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause a TMJ bone disorder?

Can Fosamax (alendronate) cause a TMJ bone disorder?

Doubtful: I know of fosamx causing other issues in the head and neck area but never heard it causing specific pathology's of the tmj. If there is TMJ discomfort and Fosamax (alendronate) is involved, it could be a domino effect and the drug didn't actually cause tmj, but TMJ symptoms came about from another pathology. Read more

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What happens if you need a tooth removed on fosamax (alendronate)?

What happens if you need a tooth removed on fosamax (alendronate)?

Risk of bone problem: There is an increased risk of ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw) especially the lower jaw. There is no perfect treatment of this condition. From a dental standpoint, it is preferable to have any extractions done before starting therapy with any medications for osteoporosis in order to reduce this risk, or to discontinue the medication prior to an extraction. The dentist and physician should confer. Read more

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What happens if you need a tooth removed on fosamax (alendronate)?

See an oral surgeon: If you are taking fosamax (alendronate) and need to have a dental procedure, such as an extraction, talk to your doctor about reducing the dose or stopping the medication at least for a while. See an oral surgeon even for a simple extraction. Read more

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Anyone have a problem with Fosamax (alendronate) and osteonecrosis?

Yes: I have not personally, but this is a problem that has been written about extensively. There is a direct causal relationship between the two. Read more

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Is it safe to take alendronate if I have a history of acid reflux? I know not to lay down for 1/2 hour.

Yes: Alendronate can cause irritation of the esophagus and stomach and cause erosions. You can take the medications but must monitor closely for symptoms such as burning of throat or stomach or dark stools. You may also consider being on antacid medication to protect your stomach. Speak with your PCP regarding other classes of medications. Make sure you have good calcium, vit d levels and exercise. Read more

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How long should I take Fosamax (alendronate)?

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. Read more

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Is Fosamax (alendronate) safe to use for people?

Yes for most people: Fosamax (alendronate) is generally well tolerated and a proven treatment for reducing the risk for hip and spine fractures due to osteoporosis. But for some people with conditions affecting the esophagus or stomach, or with chronic kidney disease, or who need extensive dental work, there can be serious side effects. Ask your doctor if any of these situations apply to you. Read more

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Is there an alternative for fosamax (alendronate)?

Yes: There are a number of treatments for osteoporosis other than fosamax (alendronate). Some are similiar to it in how they work and some work through a differnent pathway. See your prescribing doctor for details. Read more

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Please describe the medication: fosamax (alendronate)?

Please describe the medication: fosamax (alendronate)?

Fosamax (alendronate): A medication used to treat osteoporosis, given in either daily or weekly doses. Read more

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Is actenol or Fosamax (alendronate) only for women?

Is actenol or Fosamax (alendronate) only for women?

No.: Both can be used by men to treat or prevent bone loss, not only for female osteoporosis. Men with low tesosterone deveop osteoporosis. Both sexes treated with many drugs, including steroids, will lose bone. The bisphosphonates work for both sexes! Read more

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Are there any bad side effects of fosamax (alendronate)?

Fosamax (alendronate) side effects: Potential for esophageal erosion or ulceration - so should be taken with a full glass if water and no lying down for 30 minutes after taking the pill. Also potential for some atypical fracture in the femur with prolonged use. Most recommend a rest from the medication if on it more than 2 continuous years. Read more

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Can you buy alendronate without prescription?

No: In the us, alendronate requires a prescription. Read more

Alendronate Allergy (Definition)

Is usually used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild ...Read more


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Alendronate (Definition)

Alendronate is a phosphate containing agent which is a kind of ...Read more