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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.