Generic Fosamax is effective only when each tablet is taken with a full glass of plain water first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes before the first food, beverage, or other medication. If you can wait longer before eating or drinking, Generic Fosamax medication will be absorbed well. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Generic Fosamax and avoid chewing or sucking on the tablet; it can cause mouth sores.
You should take calcium and vitamin D supplements if you do not get enough in your diet. Avoid smoking and alcohol. Weight-bearing exercise can also strengthen bones.
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: The usual dose of Generic Fosamax is one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week. Generic Fosamax treatment continues for years.
Prevention Of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis:
The usual dose of Generic Fosamax is one 5-milligram tablet once a day or one 35-milligram tablet once a week.
Osteoporosis: In Men
The usual dose of Generic Fosamax is one 10-milligram tablet once a day or one 70-milligram tablet once a week.
Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis: The usual dose of Generic Fosamax is one 5-milligram tablet once a day, except for postmenopausal women not taking estrogen, who should take one 10-milligram tablet once daily.
Pagets Disease: The usual dose of Generic Fosamax is 40 milligrams once a day for 6 months.
Generic Fosamax Overdose: Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic Fosamax, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of Generic Fosamax overdose may include:
Heartburn, inflammation of the esophagus or stomach, ulcer, upset stomach
If you miss a Generic Fosamax dose: If you are taking Generic Fosamax on a daily basis, do not take a missed dose later in the day, Instead, skip it and go back to your regular Generic Fosamax dosing schedule the next morning.
If you are taking Generic Fosamax once a week, take 1 tablet the morning after you remember, then return to your original once-weekly schedule on the chosen day. Do not take 2 Generic Fosamax tablets on the same day.
Generic Fosamax Storage instructions: Keep the container tightly closed, avoid moisture and store at room temperature.
Generic Fosamax Preparations:
Generic Fosamax Tablets available in 5 mg (daily), 10 mg(daily), 35 mg (daily), 70 mg (weekly)