Fosamax Plus D Uses

How Does Fosamax Plus D Work?

As mentioned, Fosamax Plus D contains two medications: alendronate (Fosamax®) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D). Alendronate binds to certain cells in the bones and slows down the rate at which they break down. Cholecalciferol is a vitamin that is important for healthy bones and is necessary in order for alendronate to be effective.

Fosamax Plus D Uses in Children

Fosamax Plus D is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Fosamax Plus D Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Fosamax Plus D for treating something other than osteoporosis in men and postmenopausal women. The following uses are considered off-label Fosamax Plus D uses:
  • Treating or preventing osteoporosis due to the use of steroids (such as prednisone)
  • Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are at risk for osteoporosis.
Men and Osteoporosis

Fosamax Plus D -- Drug Information

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