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Taking fosamax alendronate

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Gi issues are most common. Other issues include muscle aching, osteonecrosis of the jaw and a possible increased risk of subcapital hip fractures.
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Very rare: Hi. Alendronate (Fosamax) is a very safe drug, but like almost anything, there are rare serious side effects. For alendronate, these would be esophage... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dentistry 24 years experience
A qualified Yes: Patients taking Fosamax (alendronate) should continue good oral hygiene practices at home. Nearly all dental treatment can be completed without compl... Read More
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Slim possibility: Fosamax (alendronate) and other similar medications known as oral bisphosphonates (boniva, actonel) can cause necrosis of the jaw bone if they have be... Read More
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare but possible side effect, heaviest with IV fosamax (alendronate)
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
What problems?: If we knew what the problems were, we could give you some solid advice. That being said, seek the advice of a local dentist who can examine you and yo... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: You need to continue calcium replacement on fosamax (alendronate).
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Strontium: Strontium has been shown to help bones. Would not however take any of these unless under the supervision of a doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
Every 7 days: And it's important to follow the directions for taking it carefully to ensure absorption. Other measures are adequate intake of calcium and vitamin d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Dehart
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate) Fractures: Long term use of drugs like Fosamax (alendronate) have been associated with rare stress fracture in the proximal femur. Most sources seem to say that... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo
Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Call ur doctor: alendronate can be irritative to the gastrointestinal tract and should call your doctor regarding continuing, or addition of stomach medications empir... Read More

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