What else should I know about strontium ranelate?
Calcium and vitamin D
It's important to get enough calcium and vitamin D. You may be prescribed a daily supplement of calcium and/or vitamin D if your doctor thinks you may have a deficiency.
Other medicines and vaccinations
It's usually fine to take other medicines alongside strontium ranelate, but check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medications.
There's no reason why you shouldn't have vaccinations while you're on strontium ranelate.
Alcohol is unlikely to interact with strontium ranelate. However, heavy drinking is a risk factor for osteoporosis and for having falls so it's recommended that you drink alcohol only in moderation.
Fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding
Strontium ranelate isn't normally recommended for pre-menopausal women. It's probably best avoided if you're pregnant or breastfeeding as it's not known how this might affect a baby's development. It can also increase the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which is already increased in pregnancy.