If taken at the same time, it is likely that food and beverages (including mineral water), calcium supplements, antacids, and some oral medicinal products will interfere with absorption of alendronic acid. Therefore, patients must wait at least 30 minutes after taking alendronate before taking any other oral medicinal product. No other interactions with medicinal products of clinical significance are anticipated. A number of patients in the clinical trials received oestrogen (intravaginal, transdermal, or oral) while taking alendronic acid. No adverse experiences attributable to their concomitant use were identified.
Since NSAID use is associated with gastrointestinal irritation, caution should be used during concomitant use with alendronate.