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Alendronate

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Overview Information on Alendronate

Pharmacist Tip
Take this medicine in the morning on an empty stomach.     
Alendronate is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. Alendronate can help boost bone density and keep bones from getting weaker. Doctors typically use alendronate to treat two bone conditions: osteoporosis and Paget's disease. Both of these conditions cause bones to become thin, weak, and prone to breaking.

Doctors prescribe alendronate as a tablet, a solution, or an effervescent tablet. Alendronate is sold under the brand names Fosamax® and Binosto™.

Your doctor will probably have you take alendronate on an empty stomach either once a day or once a week.

Although alendronate can help your body build bone and prevent osteoporosis if you take it regularly, alendronate won't cure your bone disease. It may take a few months before alendronate starts working to make your bones thicker and stronger.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Alendronate is a type of medicine called a bisphosphonate. Alendronate can help boost bone density and keep bones from getting weaker. Doctors typically use alendronate to treat two bone conditions: osteoporosis and Paget's disease. Both of these conditions cause bones to become thin, weak, and prone to breaking.

Doctors prescribe alendronate as a tablet, a solution, or an effervescent tablet. Alendronate is sold under the brand names Fosamax® and Binosto™.

Your doctor will probably have you take alendronate on an empty stomach either once a day or once a week.

Although alendronate can help your body build bone and prevent osteoporosis if you take it regularly, alendronate won't cure your bone disease. It may take a few months before alendronate starts working to make your bones thicker and stronger.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013