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How much does Alendronate cost without insurance?

The average out-of-pocket cash price for generic Alendronate without insurance is approximately $18 for 4 tablets of Alendronate 70mg. Save on Alendronate when purchasing this prescription medication from NiceRx.

How much does Alendronate cost with insurance?  

Alendronate prices with insurance vary by the health insurance policy. Your insurance agent or pharmacist can assist you in calculating your copay on your Alendronate medication. You may likely save on your alendronate medication when buying Alendronate from NiceRx, even if you have insurance coverage. Compare our lowest prices with the price you will pay with insurance.

Is Alendronate covered by Medicare?

Alendronate is commonly covered by Medicare. Check with your health insurance company to find out if Alendronate is covered by your plan. You may still be able to save money on Alendronate when purchasing from NiceRx so compare our prices with the price you will pay with your Medicare prescription drug plan.

What is the brand name of Alendronate?

Alendronate is a prescription generic drug that is manufactured by several pharmaceutical companies such as Aurobindo, Sun, and Impax. The brand name of alendronate is Fosamax, which is manufactured by Merck.

Is NiceRx an Alendronate coupon provider?

NiceRx helps individuals access the best Alendronate prices from mail-order pharmacies in the United States. We do not offer printable Alendronate manufacturer coupons, savings cards, or free samples. We are not a free coupon or discount card provider for Alendronate.

What is Alendronate?

Alendronate is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis (bone loss) in postmenopausal women. It is also used to treat Paget’s disease of the bone as well as osteoporosis in men and women who are taking corticosteroids. It is now being studied in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium in the blood) and bone pain caused by cancer.

Alendronate belongs to a class of medications called bisphosphonates. It helps prevent bone loss and increases bone density, which can ultimately reduce the risk of fractures.

This medication is taken by mouth on an empty stomach after getting up for the day and before taking your first food, beverage, or other medication. The tablet should be taken whole with a full glass (6-8 ounces) of plain water. You should stay fully upright for at least 30 minutes and not lie down until after your first food of the day. Wait at least 30 minutes (preferably 1 to 2 hours) after taking the medication before you eat or drink anything other than plain water.

What dosages of Alendronate are available?

Alendronate is available in the following dosages and forms:

Tablets: 5mg, 10mg, 35mg, 40mg, 70mg.

Oral solution: 70mg/75ml.

Alendronate side effects

The most common side effects of Alendronate are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Bone, muscle, or joint pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

In rare instances, Alendronate can also cause more serious side effects such as:

  • Severe bone, joint, or muscle pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Chest pain
  • Esophageal ulcer
  • Osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply) of the jaw

This is not a full list of all the side effects of Alendronate. Consult your healthcare professional for medical advice before taking this medication and report any adverse effects to the FDA.

Alendronate drug interactions

Certain medications and supplements can interact with Alendronate and affect how it works.  Make sure your doctor is aware of all your current medications, especially if you take the following:

  • Calcium supplements/antacids
  • Aspirin
  • NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen
  • Levothyroxine
  • Human parathyroid hormone, recombinant
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Magnesium supplement
  • Nizatidine
  • Selenium
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Sodium citrate/citric acid
  • Ranitidine
  • Zinc

Alendronate contraindications

You should not use Alendronate if you have any of the following:

  • An allergic reaction to Alendronate or any inactive ingredients
  • Severe renal (kidney) impairment (CrCl <35 mL/min)
  • Hypocalcemia (low calcium levels)
  • Low vitamin D levels
  • Inability to stand or sit upright for 30 minutes
  • Esophageal stricture

Talk to your doctor about your health issues before using Alendronate if you have the following:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Inflammation of the tissues surrounding a tooth
  • Have difficulty swallowing
  • Kidney disease
  • Anemia
  • Are taking corticosteroids
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.