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What are side effects from taking alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis?
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Lang
However, if you take alendronate, be sure to have close follow up because we have seen several patients where the generic was not effective and this has also been reported in a medical journal.
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