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How Long Should I Take Fosamax
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
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
So confused: does anybody know if Fosamax (alendronate) or calcium is the same thing or if I should take both if different medications?
Taking fosamax (alendronate). I came across strontium to take w/fosamax (alendronate) for 1 year then take this grow bone system (algaecal). Have you heard of these & ok to take?
Strontium: Strontium has been shown to help bones. Would not however take any of these unless under the supervision of a doctor. ...Read more
I am taking Fosamax (alendronate) for osteoporosis. Do i need to continue to take calicum supplements?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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