What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your weekly dose of Fosamax, take your dose on the first morning that you remember, and continue with your regular dosing schedule (do not change the day you normally take Fosamax). However, do not take two doses of the medication in one day.
If you take Fosamax daily and you forget a dose, simply skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.


Fosamax tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Fosamax 5 mg (taken daily)
  • Fosamax 10 mg (taken daily)
  • Fosamax 40 mg (taken once daily for Paget's disease)
  • Fosamax 35 mg (taken weekly)
  • Fosamax 70 mg (taken weekly).
Weekly Fosamax also comes in tablets that contain a week's worth of vitamin D (see Fosamax Plus D).
The 5-mg, 10-mg, 35-mg, and 40-mg tablets, as well as the liquid form of Fosamax, are no longer available in brand-name form but are still available as generics.

Generic Fosamax

At this time, both brand-name and generic versions of Fosamax are licensed for sale in the United States (see Generic Fosamax).
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