This medication is a bisphosphonate, prescribed for Paget's disease, osteoporosis and hypercalcaemia. It slows the breakdown of old bone and the formation of new bone.
Contraindicated in people with low blood calcium level, esophagus problem, unable to stand or sit for more than half an hour.
Adult: PO-The recommended dose is 5 to 7.5mg/kg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach, esophagus, blood clotting, kidney or liver problems, cancer, anemia, asthma, smoking, menstrual disorder, any allergy, infection, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Patient may develop with increased risk of jawbone problems; tooth examination needed before the treatment.
• Monitor blood calcium level, bone thickness regularly while taking this medication.
• Most Common:
Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, rash, hair loss and muscle/ joint pain.
• Central Nervous System: Confusion, depression, hallucination and tingling.
• Allergic Reactions: Rash, itching, skin eruption and hives.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25Â°C) and in an airtight container.
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