Maxlen-70 Dosage/Direction for Use

alendronic acid


Mega Lifesciences


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Dosage/Direction for Use
Recommended Dose: 1 tab once weekly.
The recommended dose has not been investigated in the treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.
Renal Impairment: No dosage adjustment is necessary for patients with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) >35 mL/min. Alendronate is not recommended for patients with renal impairment where GFR is <35 mL/min, due to lack of experience.
Elderly: In clinical studies, there was no age-related difference in the efficacy or safety profiles of alendronate. Therefore, no dosage adjustment is necessary for the elderly.
Children: Alendronate has not been studied in children and should not be given to them.
Administration: To permit adequate absorption of alendronate: Maxlen-70 must be taken at least 30 min before the 1st food, beverage or medicinal product of the day with plain water only. Other beverages (including mineral water), food and some medicinal products are likely to reduce the absorption of alendronate (see Interactions).
To facilitate delivery to the stomach, and thus reduce the potential for local and oesophageal irritation/adverse experiences (see Precautions): Maxlen-70 should only be swallowed upon arising for the day with a full glass of water (not less than 200 mL or 7 fl oz).
Patients should not chew the tablet or allow the tablet to dissolve in the mouth because of potential for oropharyngeal ulceration.
Patient should not lie down until after the 1st food of the day which should be at least 30 min after taking Maxlen-70.
Maxlen-70 should not be taken at bedtime or before arising for the day. Patients should receive supplemental calcium and vitamin D if dietary intake is inadequate (see Precautions).
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