December 02, 2019

Alendronate is a bisphosphonate used to treat osteoporosis. Key side effect is esophagitis. HINT: "Alen drones on and on about his esophagitis."
KEY teaching for patient: Take on empty stomach in the morning with a glass of water. Sit upright (or ambulate) for 30 minutes after taking medication to prevent esophageal ulceration.