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Fosamax Plus D (Fosavance / Alendronate)

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    What is Fosamax Plus D?

    Fosamax Plus D is used to treat osteoporosis. It helps prevent bone loss and helps to make bones stronger. Osteoporosis develops over time and is common in the elderly. It may also appear due to certain medication or after menopause. It is a combination of two different drugs that work better when combined than when prescribed separately.

    Fosamax Plus D (Fosavance / Alendronate)

    Fosamax Plus D (Fosavance / Alendronate) Information

    Fosamax Plus D dosage

    Fosamax Plus D is only taken one a week unless directed otherwise by your doctor. It works best when taken consistently. Find a time when you can remember to take it around the same day every week.

    It works best when used as soon as you wake up. Try to take it before you eat, drink or take any other medication.

    The tablet is ingested via the mouth with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablet whole without chewing, crushing, sucking or splitting it. Do not lie down until you eat your first meal.
    Stay upright for at least 30 minutes (up to 2 hours is ideal) after your dose and before eating. It will not work unless it is taken on an empty stomach.

    Avoid taking this around bedtime as food or lying down can prevent absorption of the medicine and may lead to side effects. Other drugs can also impact the efficacy of this drug. Provide a list of your vitamins, supplements and other medicines including prescription and over the counter drugs.

    How Fosamax Plus D works

    Fosamax Plus D works by combining alendronate and cholecalciferol to treat osteoporosis. Alendronate is a bisphosphonate that helps to slow the process of osteoporosis and helps retain bone mineral density. This can help to prevent fractures and injury.

    The Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) helps to absorb calcium which is necessary for the development of strong and healthy bones. Long term use may lead to health problems. Your doctor will monitor your condition to make sure this is taken safely.

    Fosamax Plus D side effects

    This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Fosamax Plus D. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Fosamax Plus D online.

    • confusion
    • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    • numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
    • redness of the skin
    • Stomach pain
    • bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    • unusual tiredness or weakness
    • muscle aching or cramping
    • stomach cramps
    • loosening of a tooth
    • muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
    • diarrhea
    • difficulty with breathing
    • sore throat
    • pain or burning in the throat
    • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    • chest pain
    • cough
    • heartburn
    • trouble breathing
    • difficulty with moving
    • swollen joints
    • muscle pain
    • vomiting
    • Difficulty with swallowing
    • itching
    • bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating
    • Skin rash
    • joint pain
    • pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw
    • tingling of the hands or feet
    • heartburn
    • heavy jaw feeling
    • hives or welts
    • irritation or pain of the esophagus
    • chills
    • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
    • red, irritated eyes
    • rapid weight gain
    • tremor
    • irregular heartbeats
    • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    • convulsions
    • unusual weight gain or loss
    • abdominal pain

    Fosamax Plus D precautions and warnings

    Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Fosamax Plus D online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.

    Inform your doctor if you have a history of esophagus problems, kidney problems, low blood calcium levels, trouble swallowing or intestinal/stomach problems. Let your doctor know if you cannot stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes. These conditions may prevent this medication from working or they may be exacerbated by treatment. This product is not recommended for children as their side effects are more severe.

    Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The drug can stay in your body for years and may harm an unborn child. Check to see if any of the active ingredients can contaminate breast milk before breastfeeding.

    Fosamax Plus D drug interactions

    The following drugs are known to interact with Fosamax Plus D. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects.

    They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs. Your therapeutic plan may need to be changed.

    • bevacizumab
    • calcium supplements and danazol
    • orlistat
    • sucralfate
    • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • thiazide diuretics deferasirox
    • acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
    • iron supplements –cholestyramine
    • vitamin D analogues (e.g., alfacalcidol, calcitriol, cholecalciferol)
    • sorafenib
    • aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin)
    • pomalidomide
    • lenalidomide
    • colestipol
    • digoxin
    • other medications given by mouth – wait at least 30 minutes after taking this medication to take any other medication by mouth
    • proton pump inhibitors (e.g., lansoprazole, omeprazole)
    • mineral oils
    • aripiprazole
    • vandetanib
    • H2 antagonists (e.g., famotidine, ranitidine)
    • multivitamin/mineral supplements
    • sunitinib
    • pazopanib
    • antacids (e.g., aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide) – wait at least 30 minutes after taking this medication to take antacids

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    Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using Prescription Drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Fosamax Plus D online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.