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Drug interactions between Fosamax and potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Fosamax (alendronate)
potassium bicarbonate/sodium bicarbonate

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Fosamax and potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Fosamax

A total of 227 drugs are known to interact with Fosamax.

potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate

A total of 435 drugs are known to interact with potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate.

  • Potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate is a member of the drug class antacids.
  • Potassium bicarbonate / sodium bicarbonate is used to treat the following conditions:

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

alendronate food

Applies to: Fosamax (alendronate)

Food may reduce the absorption of alendronate, which may lead to lower blood levels of the medication and possibly reduced effectiveness. You should take alendronate first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything or take any other medication. Take each dose with a full glass (6 to 8 ounces) of water, and use only plain water (not mineral or vitamin water). Do not take alendronate if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes. Because alendronate can cause irritation and ulcer in the stomach or esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach), you will need to stay upright for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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