Alendronate. 70 mg. 4 tablets
Alendronat. 70 mg. 4 tablets
What is alendronate 70 mg Actavis AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR ?
What is Alendronate Actavis 70 mg?
Actavis 70 mg Alendronate belongs to a group of non-hormonal medicines called bisphosphonates. Actavis 70 mg Alendronate prevents loss of bone mass that occurs in women after undergoing menopause and helps to rebuild bone . It reduces the risk of fractures of the spine and hip .
For what use Alendronate Actavis 70 mg?
Your doctor prescribed Alendronate Actavis 70 mg, to treat your osteoporosis . Actavis 70 mg alendronate reduces the risk of fractures in the spine and hip.
Actavis 70 mg alendronate be taken once a week.
What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of bones. This is often seen in women after menopause. During menopause , the ovaries stop producing the female hormone, estrogen, which helps to maintain the strength of her skeleton . The result is a loss of bone mass and weakening of the bones . The risk of developing osteporoza larger and increases the earlier the woman reaches menopause .
At the beginning , the osteoporosis is generally not showing symptoms . In case that left untreated, it can lead to bone fractures . Although fractures in the bones of the spine ache , it may go unnoticed until they cause a reduction in height. Broken bones can be obtained during normal daily activity , such as lifting of the object , or from minor injury that normally would not result in normal bone fracture . Broken bones usually occurs in the hip , spine or wrist and can lead not only to pain but also to considerable problems like stooped posture (' dowager's hump ' ) and loss of mobility.
How can osteoporosis be treated ?
Osteoporosis can be treated and it is never too late to begin treatment. Actavis 70 mg alendronate not only prevents the loss of bone but actually helps to rebuild bone that you have lost and reduces the risk of broken bones in the spine and hip.
Your doctor may suggest you make changes in your lifestyle , together with Actavis treatment with alendronate 70 mg, as part of the treatment may be:
Smoking cessation is likely to increase the rate in which it affects your bones , thus it may lead to an increased Ricks of broken bones .
Bones as well as muscles need exercise to remain healthy and strong. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program .
Your doctor can advise you about your diet and whether you should take any supplements ( especially calcium and vitamin D).
2 . BEFORE taking alendronate 70 mg Actavis
Do not take Alendronate Actavis 70 mg:
1. If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to alendronate sodium trihydrate or any of the other ingredients.
2 . If you have some problems with your gullet (esophagus - the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach) such as narrowing , leading to difficulty swallowing.
3 . If you are unable to stand or sit upright for at least 30 minutes .
4 . If your doctor has told you that you have low blood calcium.
Need surveillance especially when taking Alendronate 70 mg Actavis
It is important to tell your doctor before taking Alendronate Actavis if:
- Have kidney problems you have any allergies
- You have any problems swallowing or digestive Your doctor has told you that you have Barrett's esophagus ( a condition associated with changes in the cells that line the lower esophagus) have low levels of calcium in the blood
- Your teeth are not in good condition, you have gum disease , you have scheduled a tooth extraction and did not receive regular dental care
- Have cancer
- Apply your chemotherapy or radiotherapy
taking corticosteroids (such as prednisone or dexamethasone) smoke or have been a smoker (this may increase the risk of dental problems). You may be advised to make a dental examination before starting treatment with alendronate Actavis 70 mg.
It is important to maintain good oral hygiene when being treated with alendronate. You should go for regular dental check-ups during treatment and you should contact your doctor or dentist if you observe any problems with your mouth or teeth , and shaking tooth pain or swelling.
Irritation, inflammation or ulceration of the gullet (esophagus - the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) can often be seen with symptoms of chest pain , heartburn or difficulty or pain upon swallowing , especially if patients do not drink a full glass of water and / or bed before 30 minutes have passed after taking alendronate Actavis 70 mg. These side effects may worsen if patients continue to take alendronate 70 mg Actavis after the development of these symptoms.
Taking other medicines
It is possible that calcium supplements , antacids , and some oral medicines will interfere with absorption of alendronate Actavis , if they are adopted simultaneously. Therefore, it is important to follow the advice that is given in section 3. HOW to take alendronate Actavis 70 mg.
Certain drugs for rheumatism or long-term treatment of pain (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen) can cause gastrointestinal irritation . As the use of NSAIDs is associated with gastrointestinal irritation, caution in concomitant use with alendronate.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines , including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking alendronate 70 mg Actavis with food and drink
It is possible that food and beverages (including mineral water) will make drug Alendronate Actavis less effective at the same time. Therefore, it is important to follow the advice given to you in section 3. HOW to take alendronate Actavis 70 mg.
Children and adolescents
Alendronate should not be taken by children and adolescents.
Pregnancy and lactation
No evidence of the benefits of Alendronate 70 mg Actavis in pregnant women. You should not take alendronate Actavis if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant . It is not known whether alendronate is excreted in human milk. You should not take Alendronate Actavis if you are breastfeeding .
Driving and using machines
Actavis 70 mg alendronate should not directly affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, in their presence , some side effects may affect the ability to drive or operating machinery .
Important information about some of the ingredients of Alendronate 70mg Actavis
Actavis 70 mg alendronate contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine .
3 . HOW to take alendronate Actavis 70 mg?
Always take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should check with your doctor if you are unsure.
Take one tablet 70 mg Alendronate Actavis once a week.
Follow these instructions carefully to be sure that you will benefit from Actavis Alendronate 70 mg.
1. Choose one day of the week that best fits into your schedule. Every week, take one tablet 70 mg Alendronate Actavis in your chosen day.
It is very important to follow the instructions 2, 3 , 4 and 5 to help end this way Alendronate tablet Actavis 70 mg to reach your stomach quickly and help reduce the possibility of irritation of your esophagus (esophagus - the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach ) .
2 . Upon waking in the morning and before you take food, drink or other medicines , take your tablet Alendronate 70 mg Actavis only with a full glass of water ( not mineral water) (not less than 200 ml).
Do not take with mineral water ( still or sparkling) ;
Do not take with coffee or tea;
Do not take with juice or milk.
Swallow Actavis 70 mg Alendronate across. Do not chew or crush the tablet and allow it to dissolve in your mouth because of the risk of ulceration in the mouth or esophagus.
3 . Did not lie down - stay fully upright (sitting , standing or walking) - for at least 30 minutes after taking the tablet. Do not lie down before the completion of your first meal of the day .
4 . Actavis Do not take Alendronate 70 mg at bedtime or before you become the day of night sleep .
5 . If you experience difficulty or pain upon swallowing , chest pain , occur to you heartburn or aggravate your condition to an existing problem with heartburn , stop taking Alendronate 70 mg Actavis and contact your doctor .
6 . After swallowing the tablet Alendronate Actavis 70 mg, wait at least
30 minutes before you take food, drink , or other medicine of the day , including drugs such as antacids , calcium supplements and vitamins. Actavis 70 mg alendronate was effective only in case it is taken on an empty stomach.
If you take more Alendronate Actavis 70 mg, than you should
If you take too many tablets by mistake , drink a full glass of milk and contact your doctor immediately. Do not try to induce vomiting alone, and do not lie down .
Symptoms of overdose may include adverse reactions of the upper gastrointestinal tract , such as upset stomach , heartburn , reflux oesophagitis , gastritis or ulcer .
If you forget to take Alendronate 70 mg Actavis
If you miss a dose, just take one tablet on the morning after you have thought of. Do not take two tablets on the same day . Restore taking one tablet once a week , as originally scheduled , on your chosen day.
If you stop taking Alendronate 70 mg Actavis
It is important to continue taking Alendronate Actavis as long as your doctor prescribes this medicine. Actavis 70 mg alendronate can treat your osteoporosis only if you continue to take the tablets .
If you have any further questions on the use of this product , ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Actavis Alendronate 70 mg, may cause side effects , although not everybody gets them.
The following terms are used to describe the incidence of reported side effects. Very common (occurring in at least 1 in 10 patients treated) Common (occurring in at least 1 in 100 and less than 1 in 10 patients treated) Uncommon (occurring in at least 1 in 1000 and less 1 of 100 patients treated ) Rare (occurring in at least 1 of the 10, 000 and less than 1 in 1000 patients treated) rare ( observed in less than 10, 000 of the I -treated patients)
Digestive system : stomach pain, feeling of discomfort in the stomach or belching after eating , constipation, or feeling full stomach bloated stomach , diarrhea, flatulence , heartburn , difficulty swallowing , pain when swallowing, ulceration of the gullet (esophagus - the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach) which can cause chest pain , heartburn, difficult or painful swallowing Nervous system: headache
Musculoskeletal system : pain in bones, muscles and / or joints
Digestive system : nausea ; vomiting ; irritation or inflammation of the gullet (esophagus - the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach ) or stomach ; or black stools katranenopodobni
Skin: rash , itching , redness of skin , alopecia
Immune system disorders : allergic reaction , such as hives; swelling of face, lips, tongue and / or throat, it is possible to cause difficulty breathing or swallowing Metabolism and nutrition disorders : symptoms consistent with low levels of calcium in the blood , including muscle cramps or spasms and / or tingling sensation in the fingers or around the mouth
Eye disorders : blurred vision, pain or redness
Digestive system : narrowing of the gullet (esophagus - the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach) ; mouth ulcers when the tablet was chewed or sucked ; stomach or peptic ulcers ( sometimes severe or with bleeding) Skin: rash made worse by sunlight
Musculoskeletal : pain in the mouth and / or jaw , swelling or sores in the mouth, numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the jaw or tooth shaking . These may be symptoms of bone disorders in the jaw ( osteonecrosis ) , usually associated with delayed healing and infection, often following tooth extraction . Ask your doctor or dentist if symptoms observed ; severe bone , muscle and / or joint pain
General disorders : transient flu-like symptoms, such as aching muscles , generally feeling poor condition and sometimes fever usually at the start of treatment
Skin: severe skin reaction
Reported the following adverse reactions ( frequency not known) in post -marketing experience : Nervous system: dizziness, altered taste sensation
Musculoskeletal : swelling of the joints. Hip fracture in patients treated long-term with alendronic acid. Thigh pain , weakness or discomfort may be early signs of a possible hip fracture General disorders : weakness, swelling of the hands or feet
Finding in laboratory tests : mild and transient decreases the level of calcium and phosphate in the blood , generally within the normal range.
Unusual hip fractures may occur frequently, especially in patients undergoing long-term treatment of osteoporosis. Contact your doctor if you experience pain, weakness or discomfort in the thigh , hip or groin as this may be an early indication of a possible fracture of the femur .
Tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly about these or other unusual symptoms.
It would be useful if you make a note of what you experienced when you started to feel it and how long it lasted this feeling .
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 . HOW TO STORE ALENDRONATE Actavis 70 mg?
Keep out of reach of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions .
Do not take Alendronate Actavis 70 mg, after the expiry date which is printed on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste . Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that you do not need more. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . FURTHER INFORMATION
What does Aktavns Alendronate 70 mg?
The active ingredient is 91,36 mg sodium alendronate trihydrate, which amount is equivalent to 70 mg alendronic acid per tablet .
Other ingredients ( excipients ) are: cellactose 80 (lactose monohydrate and cellulose powder) ; silica colloidal anhydrous ( E551 ) ; croscarmellose sodium ( magnesium stearate ( E470b ) .
Actavis looks like Alendronate 70 mg and contents of the pack ?
Actavis alendronate 70 mg is available as round, white tablet, engraved with "70" printed on one side.
Each pack contains PVC / aluminum blisters , 2, 4 or 12 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.