Alendronate – Part 2

March 26, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Rare cases of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) and Atypical Fractures of the Femur have been found in patients taking Alendronate.  There is not yet any conclusive evidence that Alendronate, or any other Antiresorptive or Bisphosphonate, causes these conditions.

Shaddows Teach Too

March 23, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Last week I had 2 “shaddows” for 2 days each.  They had lots of questions.  Once again I had an opportunity to learn from those I am teaching. 

Alendronate – Part 1

March 21, 2011 @ 6:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Alendronate is the Generic version of Fosamax.  It is taken weekly on an empty stomach followed by at least 8 ounces of water.  No other food or drink is allowed for at least half an hour.  Alendronate is one of the Bisphosphonates and has all of the potential benefits and risks of that class. 

Fosamax

March 16, 2011 @ 8:00 am
posted by Dr. Ginther

Fosamax (Alendronate) was the first widely used pill for Osteoporosis in this country.  It is taken weekly on an empty stomach followed by at least 8 ounces of water.  No other food or drink is allowed for at least half an hour.  Fosamax is one of the Bisphosphonates and has all of the potential benefits and risks of that class.  The most common problems are heartburn, GERD and esophagus and stomach issues.