Alendronate (as Sodium) Capsules
- Helps with both the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Works by decreasing osteoclast activity, which reduces bone break down.
- Alendronate has not been used in many animals. Possible side effects include vomiting, lack of appetite, throat or esophageal ulcers and sores, or bone pain.
- Alendronate must be given with water on an empty stomach. Food can prevent the drug from being absorbed and thus, cause it to not work. Do not offer food for at least 30 minutes after the dose is given. Try to have animals drink water after dosing to reduce the chances of throat or esophagus problems.
- If an animal vomits or acts sick after getting the drug, try walking, exercising, or playing with your animal after dosing, encouraging them to drink water, or buttering lips.