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Side Effects

List Fosamax side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with Fosamax:

Common side effects of Fosamax:

  • Stomach CrampsSevere

Infrequent side effects of Fosamax:

  • Difficulty SwallowingSevere
  • Muscle PainSevere
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • GasLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • Swelling of the AbdomenLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Rare side effects of Fosamax:

  • Allergic Reaction caused by a DrugSevere
  • Aseptic Necrosis of Jaw BoneSevere
  • Bone PainSevere
  • Burning StomachSevere
  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • Fracture of Femur Thigh BoneSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Inflammation of the EsophagusSevere
  • Inflammation of the Uvea of the EyeSevere
  • Inflammation of the White Outer Coat of the EyeSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Joint PainSevere
  • Low Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
  • Low Amount of Phosphate in the BloodSevere
  • Puncture, Tear or Hole in the EsophagusSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Red Blood in Bowel MovementSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Stomach UlcerSevere
  • Stricture of EsophagusSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Ulcer of the DuodenumSevere
  • Ulcers of EsophagusSevere
  • Worsening of AsthmaSevere
  • Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the EsophagusLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe

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