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Is Alendronate A Sulfa Drug
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
No: Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called quinolones. ...Read more
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
How long do I wait to tan after stopping a sulfa drug? I took last one yesterday at 8:30am can I tan after 3:00 today
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
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
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
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
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?
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
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
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
Fosamax (alendronate): It is possible. Notify your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Unlikely: Unlikely, and there are much safer medications. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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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
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