All the Drug Class Drugs
Biphosphonate. Alendronic Acid 70 mg. EFFERVESCENT TABS: 4,12,24. 1 tab (70 mg)×1/week. Missed dose, should be taken one effervescent tab. on the morning after as pt. remembers and return to taking 1 tab (70 mg)×1/week , as original. scheduled on their chosen day.
The tabs. must be taken at least 30 min. before the first food, beverage, or med. product of the day with plain water only. The drug should only be taken upon arising for the day dissolv. in half a glass of plain water (not less than 120 ml or 4.2 fl.oz.). Pts. should not lie down until after their 1st food of the day, which should be at least 30 min. after drinking the oral sol. Pts. should not lie down for at least 30 min. after taking, should not be taken at bedtime or before arising for the day, can be given to pts. who are unable or unwell. to swallow tabs. See lit.
Tmt. of osteoporosis in postmenopaus. women to prevent fractures, include. those of the hip and spine (vertebral compres. fractures).
Tmt. to incr. bone mass in men with osteoporosis.
C/I: Hypersens. Abnormalities of the oesophagus and other factors which delay oesophageal emptying such as stricture or achalasia, Inability to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes. Hypocalcaemia.
Biphosphonate. Risedronate Sodium 150 mg. TABS.:1. 1 tab. once a month. should be admin. with full glass of tap water, first thing upon rising in the morn., and at least 30 min. before breakfast, before drink. anything (except for tap water) or before taking any med. The pt. shouldn’t lie down for 30 min. after taking the med.
Prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
C/I: Hypersens. Preg., lact. Pts. with dysphag. Pts. who are unable to remain in an upright posit. (sitting or standing) for 30 min. after admin. of the drug. Pts. with hypocalcem. that has not yet been stabiliz.
Severe renal impair. (CrCl below 30 ml/min.). Pts. with galactosemia, glucose and galactose absorpt. problems or lactase deficits.