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Oesophageal Stricture Caused by Alendronate

Alendronate is a drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis mainly in postmenopausal women. This drug can cause an oesophageal injury, especially if not taken according as instructed. Drugs containing alendronate should be taken in the morning, on an empty stomach, with a full glass of water. The tablet should not be chewed and after taking the medicine the patient should not lie down before she has had her breakfest not before half an hour after taking the medicin.