A 70-year-old female asked:
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Side effects of foxamax.

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw.
Answered on Jan 10, 2020
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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.

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