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Fosamax Plus D (Alendronate / Colecalciferol)

Known as Fosavance in the UK

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription
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Description

Fosamax Plus D (Alendronate and cholecalciferol) is a medication used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.

Fosamax Plus D is a combination medication that includes both alendronate and vitamin D. Taken together, this combination helps to increase the formation of bone tissue and prevent bone loss to osteoporosis. 

Directions

Take Fosamax Plus D once weekly. It should be taken on the same day each week on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day.

Ingredients

FOSAMAX 70 mg/2800 I.U. contains 70 mg of alendronate sodium and 2800 international units of vitamin D.

Alendronate Sodium

Alendronate sodium belongs to the drug class bisphosphonates. It localizes to sites of bone formation and is taken up by osteoclasts, which are responsible for bone resorption. After it is taken up by osteoclasts, it adheres to their cell membrane and acts as a cellular scaffold for bone formation. Alendronate is permanently incorporated into bone tissue and the administration must continue to prevent bone loss and to cause the formation of new bone mass.

Vitamin D

Vitamin is a naturally occuring hormone that is formed in skin cells upon exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Vitamin D may also be absorbed orally in the diet. 

Vitamin D is responsible for regulating calcium and phosphate levels in the body. It increases the absorption of the minerals calcium and phosphate and regulates how much is lost via renal excretion.

Cautions

Osteonecrosis (ONJ) of the jaw has been reported in patients taking bisphosphonates. Risk factors include invasive dental procedures, cancer, drug interactions, poor oral hygiene, and certain comorbid disorders. The risk of ONJ may increase with the duration of exposure.

Fosamax Plus D is not recommended for patients with impaired renal function.

This is not a complete list of warnings and precautions; speak with your doctor about your known medical history before starting Fosamax Plus D.

Side Effects

Common adverse effects of Fosamax Plus D include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nausea

If you experience any of these side effects, speak with your prescriber.

Those looking for where to buy Fosamax Plus D can purchase the medication from Canada Drugs Direct. Buy Fosamax Plus D with a valid prescription from your doctor. 

References

  1. Fosamax Plus D [Package Insert]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck, 2007.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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