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Dr. James Kayvanfar
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Alendronate (Definition)

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


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Is toradol a sulfa drug?

Toradol: Toradol is in in the family of heterocyclic Acetic Acid derivatives. It's not a sulfa drug. ...Read more

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Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug?

Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug?

No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulfate. Here is the web page:
http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfahub. Htm. ...Read more

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Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Different antibiotic: The sulfa antibiotics and Clindamycin are different classes of antibiotic and should not cross react in regard to drug allergies. ...Read more

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I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

If you let us: Know what the condition is - we may be able to make some suggestions. Please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical medication for treating skin infections. If you have an allergy to sulfa antibiotics, you should not have a problem with bactroban (mupirocin) which is not absorbed into your system and should not cause an allergic reaction in those with a sulfa antibiotic (which is absorbed). ...Read more

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Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?

Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?

It does not treat: Lupus! Check what it is used for on the web. Talk to your doctor, you possibly may have been misunderstood! ...Read more

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I am taking ferrous sulfa. Drug 3x daily, and it says to take on an empty stomach. After I take this drug, how long later can I eat? I am anemic.

Ferrous sulfate: This is best absorbed from an acid stomach environment. Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate, and you can probably eat at about the same time. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the drug alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis.?

What are side effects of the drug alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis.?

Mostly heartburn: Alendronate is generally well tolerated. Reflux is the most common side effect. It can also cause bone pain, esophageal ulcers or narrowing. The generic alendronate may have more GI side effects because it is not coated. This concern has not been answered adequately enough in large studies. It is very important to discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you should be OK taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...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?

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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Where can I get alendronate without a prescription?

Alendronate: Hopefully nowhere!

If you have been prescribed alendronate see if your clinic staff can tell you who the local alendronate person is so you can call and see what can be done for you.

You will not get any help from anyone without a prescription. ...Read more

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Can chest pain be produced by fosamax (alendronate)?

Can chest pain be produced by fosamax (alendronate)?

A lot of side effect: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue); black, tarry, or bloody stools; chest pain; coughing or vomiting blood; difficult or painful swallowing; mouth sores; new, worsening, or persistent heartburn; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe bone, muscle, or joint pain and others. ...Read more

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Can I use Fosamax (alendronate) for jawbone necrobiosis?

No: Iv meds in the Fosamax (alendronate) category (bisphosphonates) have been implicated in causing osteonecrosis of the jaw. If you have this condition, i'd consult with your physician about the advisability of continuing on these meds if you are already taking them. If you live anywhere near a dental school or oral surgery residency program, i'd suggest being evaluated there as a first step. ...Read more

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Is is true that Fosamax (alendronate) can brake your femur?

Is is true that Fosamax (alendronate) can brake your femur?

Not exactly: With long term use there may be an increased risk of subcapital hip fracture. The incidence is estimated at 3 per 10, 000 users. ...Read more

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Is it true that Fosamax (alendronate) can break your femur?

Is it true that Fosamax (alendronate) can break your femur?

Yes: Some cases of fracture femurs have being reported on patients taken bisphosphonates (fosamax (alendronate) is one of them)however other conditions such as osteoporosis and taken glucocorticoids are contributory factors. Ethiology of this fractures is unknown. You could have prodomal symptoms such as bone pain before the bone breaks. ...Read more

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Cause of exostosis on tmj...10 year on fosamax (alendronate)?

Cause of exostosis on tmj...10 year on fosamax (alendronate)?

TMJ Exostosis: I'm not aware of any literature that suggests that bisphosphonates such as Fosamax (alendronate) can lead to exostoses of the tmj. Usually we see TMJ exostoses as a result of trauma or arthritis. You don't describe any symptoms. Have you had an MRI or a ct? Usually these are diagnostic. An exostosis that is asymptomatic requires no treatment. You should see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in consultation. ...Read more

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Anyone had dental problems after taking fosamax (alendronate)?

A qualified Yes: Patients taking Fosamax (alendronate) should continue good oral hygiene practices at home. Nearly all dental treatment can be completed without complication with patients taking fosamax (alendronate). Complications have presented when patients have oral surgery. The complications include extremely poor bone healing; even necrosis. Speak with a surgeon about all risk factors before any invasive treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dental problems after taking fosamax (alendronate)?

Bisphosphonates: Fosamax (alendronate) and other bisphosphonates may increase risks of unusual condition, osteonecrosis of the jaw. This complication develops when the jaw bone fails to heal after a tooth extraction or other bone intervention (e.g. implant placement). Any routine dental procedures like cleaning, filings are safe.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What are side effects from taking alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis?

What are side effects from taking alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis?

See below: All meds may have potential side effects. Fosamax (alendronate) most common side effects such are abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fli-like illness, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting. Very rare of all similar type drugs are fractures of the femur and a rare condition called avascular necrosis of the jaw, which is dead bone in the jaw after significant jaw/dental surgery. ...Read more

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What will when you take 2 alendronate 70 mg with in period of two days?

Not much: As long as prescribe by your doctor. Drink plenty of water and got for 30-45 minute walks after each dose. ...Read more

Dr. James Kayvanfar
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Fosamax (Definition)

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