I was diagnosed a year ago ( hips) and have NOT taken any medication. I went to the doctor today and of course she was not happy and gave me the push to take alendronate once a week. The side affects right on the package are alarming. Esophagus problems, bone pain, jaw bone problems, thigh bone fractures etc. When I asked her about these she said “they have to tell you all of these but they are rare”. Is there anyone who has taken this medication and NOT had any side affects???
I have taken it for going on 2 years and have not had any side effects
I took alendronate for 5 years with no side effects. It might be worth a try.
I've been on Alendronate (one pill once a week) since April 2021 and have not had any issues with it. I take it as directed first thing in the morning with 8 oz of tap water and don't eat breakfast for an hour afterwards. Nor do I bend over or lay down, as that could cause esophagus irritation. I also skip my morning and noon supplements on those days so there's no interference with the medication. All the best to you!
I was on Alendronic for years also Cali d I stopped taking them about a year ago as they started to affect my tummy but now I have had results of a deca scan that shows osteoporosis in my spine is bad and osteopenia in my hips so they’ve purr me in adcal - d3 caplets not sure about them as I’m on so many other tablets for my cholesterol hormone re the breast cancer I had nasal sprays and antacid meds that can interfere with each other crazy mustn’t eat certain foods within 2 hrs or meds within 4 hours my mind is boggled 😂 so if anyone has been on adcal any info would be great thank you
Took it for 5 years and took a “medication vacation” and then took it for another 3 years. I had no side effects other than an upset stomach for a day (the day I took it in morning). Give it a try and if it doesn’t work, or you don’t like the side effects, ask her what else you can take. There are lots of options these days. Good luck.
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