A bisphosphonate - This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take the dose on the morning after you remember. Take your next dose on your regular chosen day of the week, but do not take 2 tablets on the same day. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Make sure you get enough calcium in your diet while you are taking this medicine. Do not take additional vitamin D such as calcium with vitamin D unless directed by your healthcare professional. Discuss your dietary needs with your health care professional or nutritionist.
If you have pain when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, heartburn, or stomach pain, immediately call your doctor or health care professional.
If you are taking an antacid, a mineral supplement like calcium or iron, or a vitamin with minerals, wait to take them at least 30 minutes after you take this medicine. Do not take them at same time.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/ booths.
Some people who take this medicine have severe bone, joint, and/ or muscle pain. Tell your doctor if you have pain that does not go away or that gets worse.