Fosamax Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Fosamax: Oral tablet (10mg)

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Fosamax 10mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 936  |  MRK
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Alendronate 10mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  5141
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Alendronate 10mg Tab
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  A10
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Alendronate 10mg Tab
Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc.
Pill Identification: F  |  18
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Alendronate 10mg Tab
Northstar Rx LLC
Pill Identification: F  |  18

What is this Medicine?

ALENDRONATE (a LEN droe nate) slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make normal healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with Paget's disease and osteoporosis. It may be used in others at risk for bone loss.

In-Depth Information

Fosamax 10mg Tablet

NDC: 000060936
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Osteoporosis Prophylaxis, Paget's Disease, Osteoporosis

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Fosamax 10mg Tablet
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 936  |  MRK
Shape: oval
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Fosamax 10mg Tablet

Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
<1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
<1.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
<3.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<3.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
<4.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.1-0.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
0.2-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.2-1.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
0.4-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
0.7-2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.9-6.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.1-3.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Phosphate Level Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Fosamax 10mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Fosamax 10mg Tablet(Alendronate Sodium)
Food and Alendronate Sodium(Alendronate Sodium)
Take Alendronate with water only, on an empty stomach at the start of the day. Taking Alendronate with food may decrease the actions of the drug. Take Alendronate at least 30 minutes before any other beverage, food, or other medication for the day. In particular, avoid dairy products and orange juice within 2 hours of this drug. Also avoid laying down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine. To avoid irritation to the esophagus (tube connecting mouth to the stomach), this medicine must be taken as directed.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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