Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• It is important to take this medication with plain water. Take this medication with 6-8 ounces of water and wait 30 minutes before consuming any other fluids.1
• Separate the medication from all other supplements, medications, and food by at least two hours.2
• Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D may enhance the benefits of Fosamax. Take a supplement that contains calcium, vitamin D, phosphate, potassium, and magnesium, for best results. Do not take these supplements within two hours of taking Fosamax since drug malabsorption may occur.3
• No known herbal considerations.4
References1 Rybacki JJ. The Concise Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs. HarperCollins, 1997.
1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 Rybacki JJ. The Concise Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs. HarperCollins, 1997.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Pronsky, ZM: Food-Medication Interactions, 11th edition, 1999
3 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
3 Adami S. Bisphosphonates in prostate carcinoma. Cancer 1997;80:1674-79.
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The information in Drug Watch is provided as a courtesy to NewsTarget readers by Applied Health Solutions in cooperation with Healthway Solutions. Although the information is presented with scientific references, we do not wish to imply that this represents a comprehensive list of considerations about any specific drug, herb or nutrient. Nor should this information be considered a substitute for the advice of your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare practitioner. Please read the disclaimer about the intentions and limitations of the information provided on these pages. It is important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other drugs and nutritional supplements that you are taking if they are recommending a new medication. Copyright © 2007 by Applied Health Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.