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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability
FosamaxMerck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Tablets 10mg, 70mg
R2 · Red 2 Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
No special precautions for storage. However complex administration regime makes it unsuitable for MCA.
19 February 2015
Lactation Safety Information
No published evidence of safety
Negligible levels anticipated in milk, due to drug’s properties, with subsequent minimal absorption from the infant’s GI tract
8 July 2021