This medication is typically used for hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood).
This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Take it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
It is not advisable to chew, crush or open the capsule of this medication since it may irritate your mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.
This medication must be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before eating. It must be taken with plain water only, even orange juice or coffee can decrease its absorption. Because it may cause esophageal irritation, this product must be swallowed with a large glass of water. Avoid lying down for at least 30 minutes after taking it.
To ensure effectiveness, avoid taking milk, dairy products, antacids or mineral supplements (calcium, iron, magnesium or zinc) for at least 2 hours before and after taking this medication.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
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