|Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. |
Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
If you have further questions please ask your doctor or your pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you should not share your medicine with other people. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
|||Follow a healthy balanced diet:|
|Your doctor may advise on diet modifications or whether it is necessary to take any dietary supplements.|
|||Avoid excessive alcohol:|
|Alcohol increases the risk for osteoporosis.|
|Smoking appears to increase the rate of bone loss and, therefore, the risk of osteoporosis.|
|Exercise promotes strong and healthy bones, but it is important to consult your doctor before you start any exercise program.|
|||Are hypersensitive (allergic) to alendronate or any of the other ingredients of OSTEOBON-70.|
|||Have severe kidney problems.|
|||Have stomach, intestinal or digestive problems associated with dyspepsia or heartburn, including inflammation of the stomach lining and/or ulcers.|
|||Have disorders of the oesophagus (the tube that connects your mouth with your stomach), including difficulty in swallowing, narrowing of the oesophagus and ulcers.|
|||Have been told by your doctor that you have low blood calcium or vitamin D deficiency.|
|||If you are not able to sit or stand upright for at least 30 minutes after taking OSTEOBON-70.|
|||If you require a serious dental procedure or invasive dental surgery. Should you have cancer or are on cancer treatment, or on steroids, or have poor oral hygiene, you should avoid serious dental procedures whilst on OSTEOBON-70. Before any dental procedure you should advise your dentist to contact your doctor about your OSTEOBON-70 treatment.|
|||You should stop taking OSTEOBON-70 and consult your doctor if you develop chest pain, difficulty with swallowing or painful swallowing, or worsening heartburn.|
|||Should you develop chest pain, new or worsening heartburn, or difficult or painful swallowing, stop taking OSTEOBON- 70 and contact your doctor.|
|||Always take OSTEOBON-70 exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.|
|||For full benefit of this medicine it is important that you take OSTEOBON-70 for as long as your doctor prescribes it. You can only treat your osteoporosis if you continue to take OSTEOBON-70.|
|||It is important to tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking or plan to take, including those medicines obtained without a prescription.|