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Bladder Side Effects Of Fosamax
Fosamax (alendronate) side effects: Potential for esophageal erosion or ulceration - so should be taken with a full glass if water and no lying down for 30 minutes after taking the pill. Also potential for some atypical fracture in the femur with prolonged use. Most recommend a rest from the medication if on it more than 2 continuous years. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
See below: All meds may have potential side effects. Fosamax (alendronate) most common side effects such are abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fli-like illness, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting. Very rare of all similar type drugs are fractures of the femur and a rare condition called avascular necrosis of the jaw, which is dead bone in the jaw after significant jaw/dental surgery. ...Read more
Mostly heartburn: Alendronate is generally well tolerated. Reflux is the most common side effect. It can also cause bone pain, esophageal ulcers or narrowing. The generic alendronate may have more GI side effects because it is not coated. This concern has not been answered adequately enough in large studies. It is very important to discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Side effects from alendronate and/or fosomax are very common. The most common side effect is gastrointestinal upset. There are other treatments for osteoporosis available if you don't tolerate alendronate and fosomax. Prolia is an injectable medicine that is typically much better tolerated. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
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 esophageal irritation, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and atypical femur fractures. Good luck! ...Read more
Most likely: Hi. Alendronate can cause a serious side effect most likely by getting stuck in the esophagus (e.g., stricture or achalasia). Other very rare serious (& fortunately very rare) side effects are things like osteonecrosis of the jaw in people who've had radiation to the jaw, usually for cancer. Alendronate's a very good osteoporosis or Paget's drug, but it's not for everyone. Good luck! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 the stone age. ...Read more
Before taking either of those meds you should go online and learn about those two drugs. Yes, some wording will be hard to understand but there is always material designed for patients.
Basically each of the above drugs are OK for almost all patients needing treatment for the bones. ...Read more
Now that Fosamax and boniva (ibandronate) are suspected of bad side effects on the person's jaw what is being prescribed?
Risk/Benefits: The incidence of the jaw problem or avascular necrosis is still a rare but I agree a know side effect. The studies do show the fracture reduction by the drugs you mentioned still appear to outweigh the risk to the jaw. If you know you may need major dental work it would be helpful to get that done before starting certain medications. ...Read more
I had dexascan shows osteopenia and is bad. Dr wants me to take fosamax (alendronate). im afraid of side effects. I have gerd and history of ulcers.?
Osteoporosis: There are multiple medications available for osteoporosis.we have prolia which is an intra muscular injection and reclast (zoledronic acid) which is an IV infusion, both are very effective for odteoporosis. When pts have GI issues, I donot recommend oral bisphosphanates like fosamax. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working. ...Read more
Here are some...: It is a good habit to ask your prescribing doc for this sort of questions since s/he knows more about your individual clinical profile. However, Vesicare as one of antimuscarinic agent may over-express its intended effects for ease urinary urgency but resulting in unbearable dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, blurred vision, change in mentation, etc. ...Read more
Very few, if any: Short term (2 weeks): pain from recovery from surgery. Long-term (more than 2 weeks): 1 in 10 people will notice if they eat fatty foods (especially restaurant foods --usually >50% fat), they will need to urgently moved their bowels with loose stool within 20 minutes. Not everyone experiences this, and those that do often find that it improves as the body adapts to the lack of the gallbladder. ...Read more
Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though. ...Read more
Almost nothing: There is no significant effects to having the gall bladder removed. You need no special diet once the gall bladder is gone. There is no truth to the stories about chronic diarrhea or food intolerance. There may be short term bowel urgency in some people. There is a remote possibility of bile stone formation in the native bile duct many years later, but it is quite rare. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
HOw effective is the chemo wash, directly into the cancerous bladder, via the urethra. 1/2 hr one chemo, 1/2 hr with 2nd chemo...side effects?,
Often used: It is common for oncologists to use bladder washes with chemo for bladder cancer. You will have to tell us the type of chemo used so that we can give you outcome and side effect information. ...Read more
Maybe none: Gallbladder removal surgery, for the proper condition of gallstone disease, may have no side effects. Most patients are fully normal & can eat normally after surgery recovery. Some patients may have fatty food intolerance & diarrhea. Removing a normal gallbladder may cause many digestive problems though. ...Read more
Born with spins bifida. If removing my bladder as an option instead of Botox injection &oxibutinin injected to the bladder, what are the side effects?
I take medication for my bladder incontinence, it's called vesicare (solifenacin). I'm wondering if it has bad side effects?
What are the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?
I have blood in my urine post 6 weeks scope to bladder for prostate cancer side effects, it happened after sex?
Possible, but...: Seeing gross hematuria after intercourse under your reported scenario is possible, but bears no alarm as long as voiding comfortably & have no fever. To help undrstand bloody urine in general, view article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. For life reality, view lists of Facts of Life-1, 2, &3 by clicking the BUTTON on the left side of HOME of www. Formefirst. Com. Best... ...Read more
Is there an alternative medicine, no side effects, will help me stop urinating all the time and straining my bladder?
NONE: You need to find out the cause of this urination frequency "all the time" (polyuria) it could be infection, blockage by a prostate disease, lazy bladder, tumor, diabetes. Need a doctor to diagnose it before too late, then when you know why it is happening, you can entertain different ways to fix it. ...Read more
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