Alendronate sodium is a medication used to treat osteoporosis after menopause, helping to avoid the risk of fractures of the spine and hip vertebrae.
This medicine can be purchased in pharmacies with the name Fosamax, Bonalen, Endronax, Osteoform or Osteoral in the form of tablets.
This medication is recommended for the treatment of osteoporosis, which is the decrease in bone density that increases the chances of fractures after menopause.
The price of Alendronato is approximately 8 reais.
Directions for use of Alendronate
Alendronate should only be used as directed by a doctor, and usually the recommended dose is 70 mg once a week. However, in some cases the doctor may recommend 10 mg every day on an empty stomach.
In addition, after consumption, it is indicated that the patient does not lie down for at least 30 minutes.
Side Effects of Alendronate
Contraindications to Alendronate
Alendronate should not be used during pregnancy, when vitamin D deficiency occurs, disturbances in calcium metabolism, patient with severe renal impairment or with a decrease in blood calcium.