Alendronic acid

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
70mg/100mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes. Safe for people with diabetes.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
Yes
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
Yes, effervescent tablet
Note
Contraindicated in oesophageal disease and should not be given to patients with delayed gastric emptying or those unable to sit/remain upright. Consider changing patients to zoledronic acid is appropriate.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Alendronic acid
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended