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Fosamax Linked to Femure Fractures

Fosamax is an osteoporotic drug that may reverse bone loss by slowing down bone loss and increasing bone mass density in most people.  Fosamax helps to decrease the probability of bone fractures that may occur as we age and in particular in postmenopausal women.  Fosamax is known as a bisphosphonate drug that is manufactured by Merck.  During your Fosamax therapy, your healthcare provider will check on your bone density with the use of X-rays as well as other forms of testing.  Improvement in bone density may be seen as early as 3 months after you begin therapy.  A number of Fosamax Side effects have been reported including Fosamax Fractures, esophageal lesions, stomach pain and allergic reactions.

More Fosamax Side Effects

Fosamax Side effects:  A certain subpopulation of patients may develop severe digestive complications that include esophagus irritations that include inflammation or ulceration that may be accompanied by bleeding.  These Fosamax Side effects may cause chest pain, heartburn and/or difficulty swallowing.  This has been reported to occur when patients do not drink the appropriate amount of water when taking Fosamax or if they lie down in less than 30 minutes after taking Fosamax.  Fosamax should be taken with the first meal of the day on the prescribed day.  Make sure to contact your physician if you experience esophageal irritations immediately as your condition may worsen quickly. 

As with any drug, Fosamax may cause side effects.  Most Fosamax Side effects are mild and dissipate once your system gets used to the drug.  In general, patients do not have to stop taking Fosamax.  Some patients have reported stomach pain which is one of the most common reported Fosamax Side effects.

Less common Fosamax Side effects include nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, black and/or bloody stools, stomach or peptic ulcers and gas.  A small portion of patients have experienced bone, muscle or joint pain possibly with flu-like symptoms or fever as well as Fosamax FracturesFosamax Fractures reported involve the femur, the strongest bone in the body. These Fosamax Fractures are reported to occur from a sitting or standing position and are considered low trauma Fosamax Fractures.  Rare symptoms reported include rashes, itching and eye pain.  Allergic reactions may include hives, swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat which may cause difficulty swallowing.  Mouth ulcers have occurred when the Fosamax tablet was chewed or dissolved in the mouth.  Again, Fosamax should be taken with a large glass of water and best if taken with the first meal of the day.  Make sure to consult your doctor about any Fosamax Side effects you experience as they may be life threatening.

 There are certain individuals that should not take Fosamax and you will need to discuss this with your doctor.  Let your healthcare provider known about any preexisting medical conditions you have.  These conditions include:

  •   Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium)
  •   Have kidney or liver dysfunction
  •   Are allergic to Fosamax or similar drugs
  •   Cannot stand for 30 minutes
  •   Esophagus disorders

Speak to a Fosomax Attorney

If you have experienced Fosamax Side effects such as Fosamax fractures, esophagus or stomach complications, severe heartburn or any other Fosamax injury, you may want to contact a Fosamax attorney to inquire about your rights.


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