Fosamax

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Fosamax if you have:
 
  • A narrowing of the esophagus (an esophageal stricture)
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • An inability to sit upright or stand for 30 minutes
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Difficulty swallowing or other problems with your esophagus
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Planning to have a dental procedure.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Fosamax Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Fosamax?

People who take too much Fosamax may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Ulcers
  • Low levels of calcium or phosphate in the blood.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Fosamax Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should It Be Stored?

Fosamax tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep Fosamax and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 
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