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Alendronate

Most Commonly Used
Alendronate 70mg Tab
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Alendronate 70mg Tab
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
Pill Identification: 638 
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Alendronate 10mg Tab
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Alendronate 35mg Tab
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Alendronate 35mg Tab
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About Alendronate
Always tell your doctor if you have any allergies or medical conditions before you start taking alendronate. Your doctor should know if you are unable to sit or stand for 30 minutes. It's also important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Alendronate can stay in your body for years, so also tell your doctor if you're planning to get pregnant, even if it's not for a few years.

Give your doctor a complete list of the medicines you are taking before starting on alendronate. Don't forget to mention vitamins, over-the-counter treatments, or herbal supplements. If your doctor tells you that a medicine or supplement is safe to take, be sure to wait at least 30 minutes after you take your alendronate dose to take the other medicine or supplement.

Always take alendronate exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you don't, alendronate may not work properly, create sores in your mouth, or damage your esophagus. For example, only drink water to swallow your alendronate tablets. It is very important not to eat anything or lie down for 30 minutes after you have taken your alendronate.