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Brand name: Alendronate (AN) TM

Active ingredients: alendronate

What it is used for

For the treatment of Osteoporosis. 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white, oval shaped, biconvex, uncoated tablets debossed with 'F' on one side and '21' on the other side

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient alendronate

  • Take 30-60 minutes before breakfast.
  • Take with a full glass of water.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient alendronate

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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