PEBC Free Practice Question of the Week 
Which of the following is a common adverse effect of alendronate?
a) vivid dreams
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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