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Brand name: Fonat TM

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Active ingredients: alendronate

What it is used 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

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

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

Visual appearance

white normal bi-convex tablet 9.5mm in diameter, embossed "AD70" on one side and "G" on the reverse.

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Do I need a prescription?

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

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

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.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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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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