ALENDRONIC ACID Reventa 70 milligrams
Generic Name: ALENDRONIC ACID
Brand Name: Reventa®
Dosage Strength: 70 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication)Treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis & osteoporosis in men.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
(Dosage) 70mg once daily. Take with a full glass of plain water only at least 30 min before the 1st food/drink/medication of the day & remain in sitting/upright position for at least 30 min. Swallow whole do not chew/crush.
(Precautions) Patient w/ active upper GI abnormalities; history of major GI disease (e.g. peptic ulcer, GI bleeding), or surgery of the upper GI tract other than pyloroplasty. Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
(Side Effects) GI symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, constipation), severe oesophageal reactions (e.g. oesophagitis, erosions, ulceration, stricture), peptic ulceration, osteonecrosis of the jaw, bone/joint/muscle pain, femoral fracture, hypocalcaemia, nausea. Rarely, Stevens Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.
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