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Alendronate (Binosto, Fosamax)

What Is Alendronate?

Alendronate is a type of medication classified as bisphosphonate. It works by altering the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body, slowing bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.

What Is Alendronate Used to Treat?

Alendronate is used primarily to treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis) in adults. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner and break more easily. This medication is also used to treat a disease called Paget’s disease of the bone (a condition in which the normal process of bone remodeling is disrupted) and to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

What Are the Common Side Effects of Alendronate?

Common side effects of Alendronate may include abdominal pain, nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating. In rare cases, it may cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus. If you experience any severe side effects such as difficulty or pain swallowing, worsening heartburn, or chest pain, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

Frequently Asked Questions About Alendronate

What to Avoid While Taking Alendronate?

While taking Alendronate, you should avoid:

  • Eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes after taking this medication.
  • Take antacids, calcium supplements, or other products containing calcium within two hours of taking Alendronate.
  • Lying down for at least 30 minutes after taking Alendronate.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen can increase the risk of stomach and esophageal problems

Moreover, it is important to inform your doctor or pharmacist about any other medications you are taking before starting a course of Alendronate. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. This will help to ensure that the benefits of Alendronate outweigh any potential risks.

What Is the Typical Dosage for Alendronate?

Typical dosages of Alendronate are:

  • Treatment for osteoporosis: 5 to 10 mg orally once daily, or one 70 mg tablet once a week.
  • Prevention of osteoporosis: 5 mg tablet once a day, or one 35 mg tablet once a week.
  • Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis: 5 mg once a day.
  • Treatment of Paget’s disease: 40 mg tablet once a day.

The exact dosage of Alendronate will depend on the individual and their condition. It is important to always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions when it comes to taking any medications. Do not change the dose of Alendronate without first speaking with a doctor or pharmacist.

Additionally, if you experience any side effects while taking this medication, contact your healthcare professional right away.

Can You Buy Alendronate Over-The-Counter (OTC)?

No, alendronate is not available over-the-counter. It’s a prescription medication, which means a licensed healthcare provider must assess your condition and prescribe it if appropriate.

Can You Get Alendronate Online?

Yes, the providers at DrHouse can prescribe Alendronate online if medically appropriate.

Can I Get a Refill for Alendronate From DrHouse?

Yes, you can get a refill for Alendronate from DrHouse if deemed appropriate by your doctor.

For more detailed information about Alendronate, you can refer to the following sources:


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.