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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Yes: Risks with prolonged use best to stop after a couple years.
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Fosamax (alendronate) is for osteo: Most physicians rely on published studies with thousands of patients taking a drug that prove it works. Trying out a pill onesself is a trip back to ... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
2 years: Take it for 2 years until you have a follow up DEXA scan done to evaluate the improvement in your bone density. It is debatable on how long you can t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Yes for most people: Fosamax (alendronate) is generally well tolerated and a proven treatment for reducing the risk for hip and spine fractures due to osteoporosis. But f ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes but with all: Medications there may be side effects or even contraindications to use in certain people but when indicated and monitored by your physician, risks can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: There are a number of treatments for osteoporosis other than fosamax (alendronate). Some are similiar to it in how they work and some work through a d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fosamax (alendronate): A medication used to treat osteoporosis, given in either daily or weekly doses.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Fosamax (alendronate): There are potential for side effects with long term use. See: http://www.drugwatch.com/fosamax/
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No.: Both can be used by men to treat or prevent bone loss, not only for female osteoporosis. Men with low tesosterone deveop osteoporosis. Both sexes tr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
You can't: Alendronate is a prescription medication. Any online site that sells it to you without being evaluated by a doctor is breaking federal law. If you b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Bad side effects are uncommon. If you are high risk for a fracture, benefits far outweigh theside effects. The bad side effects include a 1 in 1000-50 ... Read More

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