A serious possible side effect is chest pain, which could be related, and if you experience it, you should stop using the medication and contact your Dr. asap.-
For future reference:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using alendronate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
difficulty or pain when swallowing;
pain or burning under the ribs or in the back;
new or worsening heartburn;
severe joint, bone, or muscle pain; or
jaw pain, numbness, or swelling.
Less serious side effects may include:
mild heartburn or stomach upset;
diarrhea, gas, or constipation;
joint pain or swelling;
swelling in your hands or feet;
back pain; or
dizziness, weakness, or headache.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
- Alendronate Information for Consumers
- Alendronate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Alendronate (detailed)
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