Alendronate review

Osteoporosis naturally comes with aging for people who had been deaf to their daily calcium needs while they were young. Your lifestyle might be a high risk factor to osteoporosis, especially if it is constricting in a sense that you lack activity. Yes, other unavoidable factors may cause osteoporosis. But if you really want to lessen your risks of contracting the disease, you must take a lifestyle check this early and convert your harmful ways to maintain your health at any age.

For those who already have the disease, Alendronate is a good antidote. This bisphosphonate drug is used to treat not just osteoporosis but other bone ailments as well. Sometimes it is used in combination with Vitamin D to prevent deficiency. It is also used as a treatment for Paget’s disease, an illness that usually involves deformed bones.

Alendronate is taken orally by mouth in tablet and liquid formulas. The usual dosage is one 5mg-10mg tablet or liquid solution once a day or one 30mg-70mg tablet or liquid solution once a week. Alendronate is taken in an empty stomach early morning. Your dosage requirement and prescription period depends on your level of affliction and your body’s strength. Several medical histories are to be considered as well to ensure safety while using the drug. Concerning factors that may affect your dosage requirement include your histories of allergies to Alendronate or to any of the ingredients in the tablet or liquid formula. Prescription and non-prescription drugs that you are currently using and might be taking alongside Alendronate must also be determined. Some drugs are drug components may react to Alendronate, something that should be stopped from happening. Other medical conditions like anemia or undergoing radiation therapy for another disease must also be discussed with your doctor.

To help boost the healing effects of Alendronate, you must make adjustments in your daily diet. Taking the good nutrients in huge amount is important to complement Alendronate’s health benefits.

Like any other drug, Alendronate comes with side effects. These side effects can be mild or severe depending on how your body is taking it in. Feeling a bit constipated, bloated, and dizzy or having bouts with headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bone, muscle and joint pains, and other flu-related symptoms are normal. If your symptoms do not go away or if they become more serious, you must seek medical attention immediately. Fever, chest pains, swallowing and breathing difficulties, and hoarseness are among the alarming signs that should tell you Alendronate is not working properly with your body system.

Never take higher doses of Alendronate, than your doctor’s prescription. Drug overdose may lead to heartburn, severe headache, bloody vomit, and bloody stools. If you monitor occurrence of any of these signs or suspect that you abused the drug, you must rush to the nearest hospital instantly. If you have collapsed or stopped breathing altogether, any of your family members must call 911 to take you to the emergency room of a hospital. They should not allow you lie down or make you vomit while you are at this stage.

Alendronate has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of alendronate

• Molecular formula of alendronate is C4H13NO7P2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (4-amino-1-hydroxy-1-phosphono-butyl)phosphonic acid
• Molecular weight is 249.096 g/mol
Alendronate available : 35mg tablets, 70mg tablets

Brand name(s): Acide alendronique, Acido alendronico, Acidum alendronicum, Adronat, Alendronate sodium, Alendronic acid, Alendros, Arendal, Fosamax, Onclast

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