Drug: Fosamax

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.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • bone, muscle or joint pain
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • jaw pain, especially after dental work
  • pain or trouble when swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach gas or fullness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • bone, muscle or joint pain
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • heartburn or stomach pain
  • jaw pain, especially after dental work
  • pain or trouble when swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • changes in taste
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • eye pain or itching
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach gas or fullness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dental disease
  • esophagus, stomach, or intestine problems, like acid reflux or GERD
  • kidney disease
  • low blood calcium
  • low vitamin D
  • problems sitting or standing 30 minutes
  • trouble swallowing
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to alendronate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

Source: http://www.healthline.com

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