Can you take Fosamax once a month?

Boniva can be given once monthly, while Fosamax can be given once daily or once weekly.

How often is Fosamax and FOSAMAX PLUS D usually taken?

Take 1 tablet of FOSAMAX PLUS D every week on your chosen day after you get up for the day and before taking your first food, drink, or other medicine. FOSAMAX PLUS D works only if it is taken on an empty stomach. Do not chew or suck on a tablet of FOSAMAX PLUS D.

Is there a once a month pill for osteoporosis?

Today the FDA approved a once-a-month version of the osteoporosis drug Boniva. The approval makes the drug the first once-a-month medicine designed to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis or any other chronic disease.

What is the generic name for FOSAMAX PLUS D?

This medication contains alendronate, a first-choice osteoporosis medication, and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) in a single pill. Fosamax Plus D (alendronate / cholecalciferol) can help improve bone mineral density (BMD) and lower the risk of bone fractures.

What is the monthly shot for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis drugs compared
Class Drug
ibandronate (Boniva) monthly tablet or injection every three months
risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia) daily, weekly, or monthly tablet
zoledronic acid (Reclast) yearly intravenous infusion

Can I skip a week of Fosamax?

Missed Dose Do not take two tablets on the same day. Return to your regular schedule the next day. If you are on a weekly schedule and miss a dose of this medicine, take it the next morning after you remember. Resume your usual schedule taking the medicine on your chosen day the next week.

How much vitamin D should I take with Fosamax?

The recommended dosage is one 70 mg alendronate/2800 international units vitamin D3 or one 70 mg alendronate/5600 international units vitamin D3 tablet once weekly.

Can you take calcium and vitamin D Fosamax?

Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood, while you take FOSAMAX PLUS D. Take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to.

Which treatment of osteoporosis could be given monthly?

Alendronate (Fosamax), a weekly pill. Risedronate (Actonel), a weekly or monthly pill. Ibandronate (Boniva), a monthly pill or quarterly intravenous (IV) infusion.

Is it better to take Fosamax daily or weekly?

It is important that you take FOSAMAX Once Weekly for as long as your doctor prescribes it. FOSAMAX Once Weekly can only treat your osteoporosis, by helping prevent further loss of bone and continuing to rebuild bone, if you take it every week.

How to take Fosamax once weekly?

• Take 1 dose of FOSAMAX every week on your chosen day after you get up for the day and before taking your first food, drink, or other medicine • Take FOSAMAX while you are sitting or standing. • Take your FOSAMAX with plain water only as follows: • TABLETS: Swallow one tablet with a full glass (6-8 oz) of plain water.

What are the risks of taking Fosamax?

– Blurred vision or other change in vision – dizziness or lightheadedness – eye pain – feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings – general feeling of discomfort or illness – hair loss or thinning of the hair – sensation of spinning – sensitivity of the eye to light – tearing

What should I be taking instead of Fosamax, etc?

Fosamax is used in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men.

  • Fosamax may also be used to treat glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of the bone.
  • Fosamax may also be used to treat adverse skeletal effects caused by some cancers.
  • Why must Fosamax be taken on an empty stomach?

    constipation – eat more high-fibre foods such as fresh fruit,vegetables and cereals,and drink plenty of water.

  • diarrhoea – drink plenty of water.
  • feeling dizzy – stop what you’re doing,and sit or lie down until you feel better.
  • headaches,muscle or joint pain – make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids.