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Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • A problem with your esophagus, such as narrowing of the esophagus
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Low blood calcium (hypocalcemia)
  • Stomach problems, such as stomach inflammation or ulcers
  • Heart disease, such as heart failure
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Had invasive dental work, such as dental implants or extractions, or if you have plans for dental work
  • Dental disease, such as gingivitis (gum disease)
  • Cancer
  • Been treated with chemotherapy or steroid medications
  • Anemia
  • A blood clotting disorder
  • Dentures that do not fit well
  • Been told you have problems absorbing minerals in your digestive tract (malabsorption syndrome)
  • Been told to follow a low-salt diet
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Alendronate Effervescent Tablet to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
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