Fonat is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) alendronate. On this page you will find out more about Fonat, 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
Information for medicine and pack size:
Fonat 70 mg tablet, 4
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.
What this medicine is for
Fonat is indicated for the treatment of: Osteoporosis, including glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Fonat is indicated for the prevention of Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis in those patients on long term corticosteroid therapy (see Clinical Trials, Glucorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis). Prior to treatment, osteoporosis must be confirmed by: - the finding of low bone mass of at least 2 standard deviations below the mean for young adults (gender specific), or by: - the presence of osteoporotic fracture.
Table of characteristics
white normal bi-convex tablet 9.5mm in diameter, embossed "AD70" on one side and "G" on the reverse.
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|Route of administration||Oral|
4 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 April 2018
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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