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Brand name: Fosamax Plus D-Cal

Fosamax Plus D-Cal is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) alendronate + colecalciferol, calcium, calcium carbonate. On this page you will find out more about Fosamax Plus D-Cal, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: alendronate + colecalciferol

Active ingredient in this medicine: calcium

Active ingredient in this medicine: calcium carbonate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Fosamax Plus D-Cal (4 x Fosamax Plus Once Weekly 70 mg/140 microgram tablets, 48 x Bonecal tablets), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

FOSAMAX PLUS D-Cal is indicated for the treatment of: - Osteoporosis* in select patients where vitamin D and calcium supplementation is recommended. *Prior to treatment, osteoporosis must be confirmed by: - the finding of low bone mass of at least 2 standard deviations below the gender specific mean for young adults or by - the presence of osteoporotic fracture.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
4 week supply (4 x FOSAMAX PLUS 70 mg / 140 mcg tablets & 24 calcium carbonate tablets): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 week supply (4 x FOSAMAX PLUS 70 mg / 140 mcg tablets & 48 calcium carbonate tablets): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Pale green film coated capsule shaped tablet
Dosage Form Tablet
Route of administration Oral
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance White to off-white, modified rectangular shaped tablet with code "270" on one side and a bone shape on the other side,
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Multiple containers
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture
Life time 18 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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