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Atelvia Dosage

Dosage form: tablet, delayed release
Drug class: Bisphosphonates

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 22, 2022.

2.1 Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

[see Indications and Usage (1.1)]

The recommended regimen is:

  • one 35 mg delayed-release tablet orally, taken once-a-week

2.2 Important Administration Instructions

Instruct patients to do the following:

  • Take Atelvia in the morning immediately following breakfast. Atelvia should be taken immediately following breakfast and not under fasting conditions because of a higher risk of abdominal pain if taken before breakfast when fasting.
  • Swallow Atelvia whole while in an upright position and with at least 4 ounces of plain water to facilitate delivery to the stomach. Avoid lying down for 30 minutes after taking the medication [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
  • Do not chew, cut, or crush Atelvia tablets.

2.3 Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation

Instruct patients to take supplemental calcium and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] and to take calcium supplements, antacids, magnesium-based supplements or laxatives, and iron preparations at a different time of the day as they interfere with the absorption of Atelvia.

2.4 Administration Instructions for Missed Doses

If the once-weekly dose is missed, instruct patients to take one tablet on the morning after they remember and return to taking one tablet once-a-week, as originally scheduled on their chosen day. Patients should not take two tablets on the same day.

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