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USES: This medication is used to treat a bone condition called Paget's Disease. This medication may also be used for other bone problems such as brittle bones (osteoporosis).

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This medication is used to treat a bone condition called Paget's Disease. This medication may also be used for other bone problems such as brittle bones (osteoporosis).
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory tests may be taken to monitor side effects.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Tablets should not be removed from the foil strips until they are to be used.

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take by mouth with a full glass (8 ounces) of plain water only.
  • The usual dose is two tablets (400mg) daily for 3 months, or as directed.
  • Food, calcium supplements, aspirin and indomethacin should not be taken within 2 hours before or 2 hours after this medication.
  • Aluminum or magnesium containing antacids should be taken at least 2 hours after taking this medication.
  • It is important to maintain adequate vitamin D and calcium intake.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, diarrhea or stomach pain may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
  • Report promptly headache, sinus congestion or back pain.
  • Unlikely but report promptly chest pain, ankle swelling, numbness or unusual sensations, dizziness, fainting, coughing, vomiting, joint pain, rash or vision/eye problems.
  • Very unlikely but report promptly difficulty or pain on swallowing, or black, tarry stools.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), high blood pressure, kidney disease, or history of any intestinal (esophagus or stomach) ulcers.
  • Limit alcohol intake as it may increase certain side effects of this medication.
  • Since this drug may cause dizziness, use caution if operating machinery or performing hazardous tasks (e.g., driving).
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially calcium supplements, aluminum or magnesium containing antacids, aspirin or indomethacin.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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