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Why it is necessary while taking Fosamax to sit or stand for 30 minutes?

Alendronate (Fosamax) is not well absorbed and is irritating to the esophagus (the tube in your throat that connects your mouth to your stomach). By sitting and standing for 30 minutes (and avoiding laying down), you will get the most absorption of the drug to get the maximum benefits and you reduce the risk of irritation to the esophagus.

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