Osteofos : Alendronate 70 Mg Tablets


Brand Name : Osteofos 
Composition : Alendronate 
Manufactured by : Cipla Ltd.
Strength : 70 mg
Form : Tablets
Packing : Pack of 10 Tablets


What is Osteofos 70 mg Tablet ?

Osteofos belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates. The active ingredient contained in Osteofos 70 mg is Alendronate Sodium. It is manufactured by Cipla and available only with your doctor’s prescription. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.

When is Osteofos 70 mg Tablet prescribed ?

Osteofos (Alendronate) is an oral drug used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking corticosteroids. Alendronate is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis. Some people may also use the tablets to treat Paget’s disease of bone.

How Does Osteofos (Alendronate) 70 mg Tablet Work ?

Osteoporosis is a type of bone disease which results in bone loss and makes them thinner and easily breakable. Alendronate works by increasing bone density and preventing bone breakdown which may prevent bone fractures.

What are the adverse effects of Osteofos 70 mg Tablets ?

Side effects are the unintended effects of a medicine. Osteofos may have some side effects, but not everyone will experience them. When you recommended Osteofos, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this osteoporosis medicine. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Alendronate:

Common Side Effects of Osteofos Tablets : Headache ; Nausea ; Bloating ; Back pain ; Stomach pain ; Vomiting ; Fever ; Dizziness ; Change in food taste ; Constipation ; Eye pain or itching ; Swelling of joints, hands, or legs etc.

Serious Side Effects of Osteofos Tablets : Loosening of a tooth ; Chest pain ; Convulsions ; Difficulty with moving ; Irregular heartbeats ; Redness of the skin ; irritation or pain of the esophagus ; Unusual weight gain or loss ; Heavy jaw feeling etc.

These are not all the side effects with Alendronate 70 mg. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

What are the safety measures of Osteofos 70 mg ?

Before Taking Osteofos 70mg osteoporosis medication, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it.

Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :


   Osteofos 70mg may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.
  For the safety of baby, it is recommended that women who are receiving Osteofos 70mg arthritis medicine after pregnancy, stop or not start breastfeeding. Osteofos 70mg may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby.
  Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Osteofos 70mg. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.
  Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Osteofos 70mg; or if you have any other allergies. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Osteofos 70mg Tablets.
  There is no specific study, but no drinking is recommended during treatment with Osteofos 70mg arthritis medicines because it can cause dangerous side effects. So, consult your doctor before alcohol consumption.
  If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Osteofos 70mg may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
  If you miss a dose of Osteofos 70mg, contact your pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  Do not take Osteofos 70mg after the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
  During your treatment with Osteofos 70mg, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, liver problems, heart disease, triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.


What are the storage instructions for Osteofos 70 mg ?

Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner. 

  • Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).
    • Store Osteofos in its original container. Do not mix different medications together in the same container.
    • Store Alendronate in a cool, dry place, protected from light and refrigerated when necessary. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
    • Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. You can put them on a different shelf, or in a different cabinet or drawer.
    • Do not keep Osteofos in the glove compartment of your car. Medicine can get too hot, cold, or wet there.
    • Always store Alendronate osteoporosis medicine out of reach and out of sight of children.

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Prescription Required:

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The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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