Senior Health Home > Precautions and Warnings With Alendronate
Who Should Not Take Alendronate?You should not take alendronate if you:
- Are allergic to alendronate, Fosamax, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have low blood calcium (hypocalcemia).
- Cannot sit or stand upright for 30 minutes (which is necessary in order to take alendronate).
- Have problems with your esophagus, such as an esophageal stricture or difficulty swallowing. People who have difficulty swallowing liquids should not take liquid alendronate.