Side effect(s) of Alendronate

Review the side-effects of Alendronate as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Postmenopausal women

- Abdominal pain, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, acid regurgitation esophageal ulcer, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and stomach inflammation.

- Bone, muscle/joint pain, muscle cramp and osteonecrosis of the jaw.

  Central Nervous System
- Headache and dizziness.

- Taste perversion.


- Acid regurgitation, flatulence, heart burn, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea.

  Body as a Whole
- Hypersensitivity reactions, muscle pain, uneasiness, weakness and rarely fever.

  Central Nervous system
- Dizziness and fainting.

- Rash (occasionally with photosensitivity), itching, hair loss, rarely severe skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis.

- Eye inflammation.

Other Precautions :

It may cause severe bone, muscle, or joint pain.

Drug Name : Alendronate

Alendronate is used to treat osteoporosis or bone thinning in men and post-menopausal women and Paget's disease or bone deformity. It is also recommended for patients taking steroids that affect bone health.

Trade Names for Alendronate

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