OSTEOFOS 70mg Tablet 4's


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Alendronate 70mg
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Drug Information for OSTEOFOS 70mg Tablet 4's

What is OSTEOFOS 70MG?

  • OSTEOFOS 70MG contains Alendronic acid (commonly called as alendronate)
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What OSTEOFOS 70MG is used for?

It is used:

  • to prevent the loss of bone that occurs in women after they have been through the menopause
  • to prevent loss of bone in men or people taking steroids, such as prednisolone and methyl prednisolone
  • to reduce the risk of spine and hip fractures (broken bones)
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before use of this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to alendronic acid, the active ingredient, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have certain disorders of the oesophagus
  • suffer from kidney problems
  • have any swallowing or digestive problems
  • have poor dental health, gum disease, a planned extraction or you don’t receive routine dental care
  • are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • are or have been a smoker (as this may increase the risk of dental problems)
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  • OSTEOFOS 70MG is only intended for use in postmenopausal women
  • You should not take OSTEOFOS 70MG if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • OSTEOFOS 70MG should not be given to children and adolescents less than 18 years of age
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  • There have been side effects (including blurred vision, dizziness and severe bone, muscle or joint pain) reported with alendronic acid tablets that may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery
  • Individual responses to alendronic acid tablets may vary
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery if you experience any of the above mentioned side effects
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Tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • medicines for rheumatism or long-term pain called NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • angiogenesis inhibitors such as bevacizumab, or thalidomide
  • corticosteroids such as prednisone or dexamethasone
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  • Always take OSTEOFOS 70MG exactly as your doctor has told you
  • Do not take with coffee or tea and juice or milk
  • Do not crush or chew the tablet or allow it to dissolve in your mouth
  • Do not lie down - stay fully upright (sitting, standing or walking) for at least 30 minutes after swallowing the tablet
  • Do not lie down until after your first food of the day
  • Do not take OSTEOFOS 70MG at bedtime or before getting up for the day

If you take more OSTEOFOS 70MG

  • If you take more, contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital immediately

If you forget to take OSTEOFOS 70MG

  • If you forget to take your dose, skip the missed dose
  • Take the next dose as normal
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking OSTEOFOS 70MG

  • Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

VERY RARE

  • heartburn
  • bone, muscle and/or joint which is sometimes severe
  • joint swelling
  • abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhoea
  • full or bloated feeling in the stomach
  • flatulence
  • hair loss
  • itching
  • headache, dizziness and tiredness
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  • nausea and vomiting
  • irritation or inflammation of the gullet (oesophagus – the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach) or stomach
  • black or tar-like stools
  • blurred vision pain or redness in the eye
  • rash
  • redness of the skin
  • transient flu-like symptoms, such as aching muscles, generally feeling unwell and sometimes with fever usually at the start of treatment taste disturbance
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  • low blood calcium levels including muscle cramps or spasms and/or tingling sensation in the fingers or around the mouth
  • stomach or peptic ulcers (sometimes severe or with bleeding)
  • narrowing of the gullet (oesophagus – the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach)
  • rash made worse by sunlight
  • mouth ulcers when the tablets have been chewed or sucked
  • allergic reactions
  • pain in the mouth, and/or jaw, swelling or sores inside the mouth, numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the jaw, or loosening of a tooth
  • unusual fracture of the thigh bone particularly in patients on long-term treatment for osteoporosis may occur rarely
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  • have ear pain, discharge from the ear, and/or an ear infection
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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