iam a postmenopusal female, diagnosed with GERD a couple months ago and taking dexilantd once a day. A month ago on my yearly check up diagonesd with early osteoporosis and prescribed Alendronate sodium 70 mg once a week. Read the information one of the big side effect is having acid reflux - now what do i do ?? please help... iam sad and confuse as it is...
Alendronate - GERD vs fosamax?
Question posted by delanggu on 20 Dec 2011
Last updated on 20 December 2011 by Anonymous
Continue with your med for acid reflux, but also with Alendronate. It is very necessary. I take omproazle for acid reflux, & the FDA put out a warning that it causes an increase in femur fractures. Well, I tried to quit it, but had GERD the very first day. Put up with it for 3 days & then when right back to taking the proton pump inhibitor. Do not take them together. Take the alendronate when you first get up with a full glass of water, & stay upright for 30 minutes. After that you may take your other meds. I know how you feel, but GERD can erode the esphogus(sp) eventually if not treated, & thinning of the bones is not picnic when they start breaking, so nip this in the bud, & do as your doctor prescribes. Hope this helps...
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