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Fosamax Plus (Alendronate and Colecalciferol)
(Known as Fosavance in the UK)
Fosamax Plus UsesFosamax Plus (Alendronate and Colecalcalciferol)
Fosamax plus consists of both Alendronate and Cholecalciferol. Both of these are used to cure and prevent osteoporosis. Alendronate belongs to the group of medicines called bisphosphonates. It works by altering the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It slows bone loss taking place in the body while increasing bone mass that results in reduced chances of bone fractures.
Cholecalciferol, on the other hand, is a form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is considered extremely important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach so that it could be put to use in the body.
You can buy Fosamax Plus online from Canada Pharmacy.
Fosamax plus tablets contain Alendronate monosodium salt trihydrate, the molar equivalent of 70 mg of free acid, and 70 or 140 mcg of cholecalciferol, equivalent to 2800 or 5600 international units vitamin D, respectively.
Each tablet also contains:
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Lactose anhydrous
- Medium chain triglycerides
- Croscarmellose sodium
- Colloidal silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Butylated hydroxytoluene
- Modified food starch
- Sodium aluminum silicate
Alendronate and cholecalciferol tablets need to be taken once every week. It is up to you to choose the day of the week that best fits your schedule and take the tablets that day each week. It is recommended to take the Fosamax plus tablet first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything or take any other medicine. It also needs to be taken with a full glass about 6 to 8 ounces of water. Make sure to use only plain water and not mineral water when taking this medicine. You should not crush, chew, or suck the tablet and instead swallow the pill whole.
Take all medicines with a doctor’s recommendation. Do not overdose.
- Do not lie down or recline for about 30 minutes when taking this medicine.
- Do not use this medication if you can stand up for 30 minutes.
- Do not eat or drink anything other than plain water when taking the drug.
- Do not take additional vitamins and supplements along with this medication.
Possible side effects of this medicine are:
- Stomach upset
- A headache
- Back pain
- Constipation or diarrhea
Product Code: 9326
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