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Generic: Binosto
It helps to make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis
               



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What is this medicine?

ALENDRONATE (a LEN droe nate) slows calcium loss from bones. It helps to make healthy bone and to slow bone loss in people with osteoporosis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • esophagus, stomach, or intestine problems, like acid- reflux or GERD
  • dental disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • low blood calcium
  • low vitamin D
  • problems swallowing
  • problems sitting or standing for 30 minutes
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to alendronate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

You must take this medicine exactly as directed or you will lower the amount of medicine you absorb into your body or you may cause yourself harm. Take your dose by mouth first thing in the morning, after you are up for the day. Do not eat or drink anything before you take this medicine. Dissolve your medicine in a glass (4 fluid ounces) of plain, room temperature water. Do not take this tablet with any other drink. Wait at least 5 minutes after the medicine has dissolved and then stir for 10 seconds and drink. After taking this medicine, do not eat breakfast, drink, or take any medicines or vitamins for at least 30 minutes. Stand or sit up for at least 30 minutes after you take this medicine; do not lie down. Take this medicine on the same day every week. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

               
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