Table of Contents > Interactions & Depletions > Bisphosphonates Print



Bisphosphonates/Nutrient Depletion:
  • IronIron: In vitro evidence suggests that iron may decrease absorption of prescription drug bisphosphonates by forming insoluble complexes (16884693). Bisphosphonates include alendronate (Fosamax®), etidronate (Didronel®), risedronate (Actonel®), and tiludronate (Skelid®).
  • PhosphorusPhosphorus: According to secondary sources, bisphosphonates may deplete phosphorus levels.

Copyright © 2011 Natural Standard (

The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.