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Alendronate Questions

Displaying 11 questions associated with Alendronate.

What can be done about pain in the leg which comes on with use of Fosamax, what can I take instead?

I have had pain in the right leg for some time now. It appears with use of alendronate (Fosamax), and Evista. Any recommendation for a drug for osteoporosis that would not have this debilitating effect? I am included in the four percent who suffer this side effect with use of Fosamax.

Can any of the following medications cause a false positive of a drug test: bupropion, fenofibrate,?

... meloxicam, AndroGel, simvastatin, orphenadrine, Alendronate sodium. I am getting false positives for marijuana, and I don't use marijuana

Can levothyroxine and alendronate be taken together first thing in the AM 30 minutes before eating?

Currently take Boniva monthly but would like to change to daily or weekly alendronate to save Rx copays.

Has anyone else noticed hair loss with Fosamax / alendronate?

I am experiencing significant hair loss and thinning of my hair since taking Alendronate sodium (generic Fosamax) for the last 8 months.

How long do I have to be off of alendronate before I can safely have major dental work done?

I need 1 extraction and 2 implants.

Alendronate - GERD vs fosamax?

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... read more

Will hair grow back after stopping alendronate and if so, how long does it take?

I took alendronate once a week for 1 1/2 years and lost a lot of hair. I have stopped taking the drug but cannot find any information on whether or not the hair will grow back and if so how long does it take?

Alendronate - Why is it packaged in a blister pack?

I have rheumatoid arthritis which makes it almost impossible for me to push the tablet through the blister pack. Considering what this medicine is for, it should be packaged in an easy open bottle!! Very poor design!!

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