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      FOSAVANCE 70MG/5600IU TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      MRP 629

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      Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet is a combination medicine used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This medicine is prescribed for treating osteoporosis (a condition in which bones becomes fragile and brittle due to loss of tissue, hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D) in men and women who are using corticosteroids. It is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone, a condition in which the bones are weak, deformed, thin and easily fractured. The tablet reduces the risk of breaking bones. However, the uses of the tablet mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet are Alendronate (70Mg) and Cholecalciferol (5600 IU)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet works by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts, cells that cause destruction of bone. It increases the bone thickness and reduces the chances of bone breakage. Cholecalciferol acts by promoting the absorption of calcium, vitamin A and phosphorous from different organs and helps in maintaining muscle strength and balance.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
      • Active upper gastrointestinal problems
      • Hypocalcaemia
      • Inability to sit or stand
      • Caution:
      • Osteonecrosis of jaw
      • Vitamin D deficiency
      • Severe bone, joint or muscle pain
      • Asthma
      • Renal impairment
      • Children
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, the tablet is well tolerated. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Heartburn
      • Abdominal pain
      • Difficulty with swallowing
      • Loss of appetite
      • Headache
      • Hair loss
      • Musculoskeletal pain
      • Indigestion
      • Loosening of teeth
      • Irregular heartbeat
      • Swelling of ankles and feet
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach with a glass full of water at least 30 minutes before first food/drink of the day. The tablet is usually taken once a week.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Hypocalcaemia
      • Heartburn
      • Ulcers
      • Oesophagitis
      • Hypophosphatemia
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this tablet.

      Liver:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this medicine for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have hepatic problems and stay on the safe side.

      Pregnancy:

      Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      The medicine is passed to infants through mother’s milk. Infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this tablet, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Driving:

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Foods that are rich in calcium, magnesium, aluminium or iron should be taken at least 30 minutes after taking the medicine as they may reduce the effectiveness of the tablet.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet with aspirin, NSAIDs, calcium supplements, levothyroxine, antibiotics (tetracyclines, quinolones), deferasirox, etelcalcetide, gentamycin.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius)
      • Keep the tablet out of reach of children
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Alendronate for:

      It is used to prevent or treat soft, brittle bones (osteoporosis). It is used to treat Pagets disease (A condition in which the bones are soft and weak).

      How does Alendronate work:

      It is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness).

      How should Alendronate be used:

      Take alendronate just after you get out of bed in the morning, before you eat or drink anything. Never take alendronate at bedtime or before you get out of bed. Swallow the tablet with a full glass of plain water. Never take it with tea, coffee, juice, milk, soda, or any other sparkling water. Swallow the tablet whole; do not spit, chew or crush them. After you take the drug, do not eat, drink, or take any other medications for at least 30 minutes. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes. Sit or stand upright.

      Common side effects of Alendronate :

      Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, change in food taste, dizziness and swelling of joints, hands, or legs

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      If you miss a dose, do not take it later in the day. Skip the missed dose and take one dose the next morning as usual. Never take a double dose to make up for a missed one, and never take more than one dose in one day.

      What precautions should I take when taking Alendronate :

      Alert your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not take Alendronate if you are pregnant. Alendronate can cause harm to the unborn baby. Use effective birth control methods while being treated with Alendronate. Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Alendronate .Alert your doctor if you: - cannot sit or stand upright for at least 30 minutes. - have low levels of calcium in your blood. - have difficulty swallowing. - have diseases of the gullet (food pipe). Do not take Alendronate at bedtime or before getting up for the day.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, drink a full glass of milk and contact your doctor right away. Signs of overdose may include: heartburn, bloody vomit, pain when swallowing, bloody or black stools. Contact your doctor is you are experiencing severe chest pain, very bad stomach pain, very bad jaw pain, trouble swallowing, very upset stomach or throwing up, very bad bone, joint, or muscle pain, very bad groin or thigh pain, numbness or tingling in your mouth, numbness or tingling in your hands or feet.

      Can I take Alendronate with other medicines:

      Alert your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - Medicines which contain magnesium, calcium, phosphate or iron, such as multivitamins. - Antacids. - Painkillers of the NSAIDS type for example aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac. You should wait for at least 30 minutes after taking Alendronate before taking any other medicines or supplements. - Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Are there any food restrictions

      You should eat and drink plenty of foods and drinks that are rich in calcium and vitamin D while taking alendronate. Avoid alcohol

      How do I store Alendronate :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Agents Affecting Bone Metabolism


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      The tablet is a combination medicine used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This medicine is prescribed for treating osteoporosis (a condition in which bones becomes fragile and brittle due to loss of tissue, hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D) in men and women who are using corticosteroids. It is also used to treat Paget’s disease of bone, a condition in which the bones are weak, deformed, thin and easily fractured. The tablet reduces the risk of breaking bones.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, diarrhoea, heartburn, abdominal pain, difficulty with swallowing, loss of appetite, musculoskeletal pain, indigestion, loosening of teeth, irregular heartbeat, swelling of ankles and feet.

      Q3. Should we take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet should be taken on an empty stomach with a glass full of water at least 30 minutes before first food/drink of the day.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, active upper gastrointestinal problems, hypocalcaemia, inability to sit or stand. Caution is advised among patients with osteonecrosis of jaw, vitamin D deficiency, severe bone, joint or muscle pain, asthma, renal impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet make you sleepy?

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet lead to?

      The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to hypocalcaemia, heartburn, ulcers, oesophagitis, hypophosphatemia.

      Q7. Can I take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet during pregnancy?

      This medicine should be used with caution might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

      Q10. How to store Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet to children?

      The safety and efficacy of using this tablet in children has not been clinically determined.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      The duration required for this medicine to show its effect in the body can be observed within three weeks of administration.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 12-30 weeks.

      Q15. Can we take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet a week.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Fosavance 70Mg/5600IU tablet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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      A MENARINI INDIA PVT LTD

      2102, tower 3,indiabulls finance center,senapati bapat marg,elphinstone road (w),mumbai 400 013

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