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PEBC Free Practice Question of the Week [9]

Which of the following is a common adverse effect of alendronate?


a) vivid dreams

b) dyspnea

c) peripheral neuropathy

d) esophageal irritation


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(D) is the answer.


Alendronate is a bisphosphonate used for osteoporosis. It can commonly cause eosphageal irritation (dyspepsia). For this reason, patients should be instructed to flush down the tablet with a glass of water and avoid lying down for 30 minutes.


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