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Lorenzo Tragen wrote at 2013-11-19 19:42:32
That's exactly right.  You would not be the first person to split the alendronate 70mg to get 35mg to take once a week. This is the prophylaxis dose for women at risk of developing osteoporosis (uptodate.com). Some sources also recommend against splitting these tablets because they may be irregularly shaped or have thick coating.  The main risk is if the patient doesn't wash it down with a glass of water.


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