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How long should I take Fosamax (alendronate) ?

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

Dr. James Kayvanfar
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Alendronate (Definition)

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Is Fosamax (alendronate) recommended for long-time use? Any answer appreciated.

Is Fosamax (alendronate) recommended for long-time use? Any answer appreciated.

Fosamax (alendronate): There are potential for side effects with long term use. See: http://www.drugwatch.com/fosamax/ ...Read more

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How to take Fosamax (alendronate) when on a course of ciproxin?

Take as usual: these medications do not have an interaction. fosamax (alendronate) is typically advised to take in the morning on an empty stomach. you can take your other pills a couple hours after taking your fosamax (alendronate). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sanctura 6 days/week and then Fosamax (alendronate) on one day?

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 upright for about an hour, on any chosen day of the week. These two meds do not have cross-interaction and so you should be fine. If you have other concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am taking Fosamax (alendronate) for osteoporosis. Do i need to continue to take calicum supplements?

Yes, good idea: I like to think of alendronate and calcium/vitamin d as the "bricks" and "mortar", respectively. They work better together to build strong bone. Try 120-1500 mg calcium and 800-1000 i.U. Vitamin d daily. ...Read more

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I tAke Fosamax (alendronate) and am having infections and breaking teeth. Could Fosamax (alendronate) be causing this?

Fosamax (alendronate): This medication works by preventing the bone from remodeling, and that's why it helps with osteoporosis. I am unaware of any effect on actual tooth structure, and your post does not state where you are getting your infections. I suggest that you have a thorough dental exam to determine the condition of your teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kayvanfar
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Fosamax (Definition)

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