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Alendronate (generic Binosto)

  • What is alendronate?
    Alendronate is a prescription medication that is used to prevent bone density loss in people with osteoporosis. It may also be prescribed as a treatment for Paget's disease (a condition that causes bone deformities).

    Talk to your health care provider about whether alendronate is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of alendronate?
    Alendronate has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms reported while taking alendronate include:
- Nausea
- Constipation/ diarrhea
- Gas/ bloating
- Stomach pain
- Headache
- Dizziness


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

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Frequently asked questions about alendronate

What is alendronate?

Alendronate is a prescription medication used to prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause, and increase bone mass in men (a treatment for osteoporosis). It is also prescribed as a way to prevent and treat osteoporosis in both men and women who are currently taking corticosteroids. Additionally, alendronate may be prescribed to treat Paget’s disease (a bone disease in which bones are soft or weak, and possibly deformed or easily broken).

What is alendronate used to treat?

Alendronate is prescribed to prevent and treat a number of conditions that affect the bones. This medication is commonly prescribed to women after menopause to prevent osteoporosis – a very common disease in which bones become weak and brittle. It is also used to treat existing osteoporosis cases in men. It may be prescribed to men or women who are taking corticosteroid medication – treatment that may cause osteoporosis – as a preventative measure against the disease.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, osteoporosis affects nearly 54 million Americans. Both women and men can be affected by this osteoporosis, but women are four times as likely to contract the disease as men.

In addition to its use as a treatment for osteoporosis, alendronate may also be prescribed to treat Paget’s disease – a bone disease that affects your body’s natural recycling of bone tissue. This slow-developing condition gradually softens and deforms bones, making fractures and other complications more likely.

How does alendronate work?

Alendronate is classified as a bisphosphonate medication, a category of medications that prevent the loss of bone density. These drugs work by killing cells called osteoclasts. Osteoclasts are naturally occurring bone cells that break down and repair bone tissue. By protecting bones from these cells, bisphosphonate drugs prevent the bone breakdown process that leads to osteoporosis and Paget’s disease.

What are the common side effects caused by alendronate?

Alendronate has been shown to cause some side effects. If these reactions do not go away within a few days or become severe, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms caused by alendronate include:
- Nausea
- Constipation/ diarrhea
- Gas/ bloating
- Stomach pain
- Headache
- Dizziness


This is not a complete list of adverse effects. If you experience swelling in the joints, muscle spasms, chest pain, rash/ itching/ or hives, hoarseness or a sore throat, or bloody vomit, seek medical attention immediately.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with and any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with alendronate. Alendronate can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. Before starting treatment with alendronate, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.

What is the typical starting dose of alendronate?

Alendronate is commonly prescribed as an oral tablet. Take this medication on an empty stomach – preferably as soon as you get out of bed in the morning. After taking alendronate, wait at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.

For the treatment of osteoporosis: Adults should take one 5-10 mg tablet once a day (in the morning before eating or drinking anything besides water) or one 70 mg tablet once a week.

For the prevention of osteoporosis: Adults should take one 5 mg tablet once a day, or one 35 mg tablet once a week.

For the treatment of Paget’s disease: Adults should take one 40 mg tablet once a day (in the morning before eating or drinking anything besides water) for 6 months.

Do not increase your dosage or discontinue the use of alendronate unless ordered to do so by your doctor. If you experience any adverse reactions, get in touch with a health care provider right away.

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Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for alendronate to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

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