Fosamax Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Fosamax?

You should not take Fosamax if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Fosamax, alendronate, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia).
     
  • Cannot sit or stand upright for 30 minutes (which is necessary in order to take Fosamax).
     
  • Have problems with your esophagus, such as an esophageal stricture or difficulty swallowing. People who have difficulty swallowing liquids should not take liquid Fosamax.
 

Fosamax Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Fosamax should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Fosamax warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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