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Fosamax Plus D

alendronate-cholecalciferol
Alendronate is a bisphosphonate (bis FOS fo nayt) medicine that alters bone formation and breakdown in the body. This can slow bone loss and may help prevent bone fractures. Cholecalciferol is a form of vitamin D, and is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body. Alendronate and cholecalciferol is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. Alendronate and cholecalciferol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
alendronate-cholecalciferol
DRUG TYPE
bisphosphonates

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You should not take this medicine if you have low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia), or a problem with the movement of muscles in your esophagus.

Do not take this medicine tablet if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes. Alendronate can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach). You will need to stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication.

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Fosamax Plus D tablet 70 mg-2800 intl units70 mg-5600 intl units

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