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​Alendronate and Risedronate (Weekly)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Bisphosphonate

​Alendronate and Risedronate (Weekly) - Additional Information

​What else should I note when taking Alendronate / Risedronate for osteoporosis?​​

  • The effect of Alendronate and Risedronate is only noticeable with long-term, regular use.
  • Adequate intake of Calcium and Vitamin D (from food or supplements) is essential for strengthening of bones. Calcium is the major building block of bone, and Vitamin D help in the absorption of Calcium by the body.
  • Weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises, smoking cessation and moderation of alcohol intake are also beneficial in the management of osteoporosis.
  • Good oral hygiene is also important. Inform your dentist that you are taking Alendronate or Risedronate.
  • ​Talk to your healthcare providers for more information.
  • Updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Singapore General Hospital

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