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Alendronate Effervescent Tablet Side Effects

Although many people tolerate alendronate effervescent tablets well, side effects are possible and commonly include joint pain, acid reflux, and nausea. In most cases, reactions are mild and either don't require medical attention or can be easily treated. There are, however, certain problems that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including throat or chest pain, jaw or tooth problems, and severe heartburn.

 

An Introduction to Side Effects of Alendronate Effervescent Tablets

As with any medicine, alendronate effervescent tablets (Binosto™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with alendronate effervescent tablets. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Alendronate Effervescent Tablet Side Effects

Some alendronate effervescent tablet side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of ulcers of the esophagus, such as:
    • Throat pain
    • Chest pain
    • Pain or difficulty when swallowing
 
  • New, worsening, or severe heartburn
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Numbness or tingling of the fingers, toes, or mouth area
  • Pain in the hip, groin, or thigh
  • Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Burning abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Severe muscle, joint, or bone pain
  • Pain or swelling of the jaw or teeth, or loose teeth
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the face, mouth, or throat
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
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