Treating and preventing osteoporosis in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Alendronate effervescent tablets are a bisphosphonate. It works by slowing bone loss.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking alendronate:

    More common:
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    Less common:
    Difficulty with swallowing
    heartburn
    irritation or pain of the esophagus
    muscle pain
    Rare:
    Skin rash
    Incidence not known:
    Abdominal or stomach cramps
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    bone, joint, or muscle pain, severe and occasionally incapacitating
    chest pain
    chills
    confusion
    convulsions
    cough
    diarrhea
    difficulty with breathing
    difficulty with moving
    heartburn
    heavy jaw feeling
    hives or welts
    irregular heartbeats
    itching
    joint pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    loosening of a tooth
    muscle aching or cramping
    muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face
    numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet
    pain or burning in the throat
    pain, swelling, or numbness in the mouth or jaw
    rapid weight gain
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    redness of the skin
    shortness of breath
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or tongue or inside the mouth
    swollen joints
    tingling of the hands or feet
    tremor
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight gain or loss
    vomiting
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with alendronate may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common:
    Constipation
    diarrhea
    full or bloated feeling
    gas
    headache
    nausea
    Incidence not known:
    Blurred vision or other change in vision
    dizziness or lightheadedness
    eye pain
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    hair loss or thinning of the hair
    sensation of spinning
    sensitivity of the eye to light
    tearing
  • (oral tablet, oral solution, oral tablet, effervescent)