Alendronate

by Cathy Parkes December 02, 2019

Alendronate

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.


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