Fosamax is a prescription medication that is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or steroid use and to treat Paget’s disease of bone. Fosamax contains alendronate and works by altering the bone formation in the body.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Fosamax include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of alendronate:
Can I drink alcohol while taking Fosamax?
You should avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol while taking Fosamax as this can cause bone loss. Speak to your doctor about a safe amount of alcohol.
What is the strength of Fosamax?
Both Fosamax and the generic alternative alendronate are available in strengths of 10mg and 70mg.