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    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    3/8/2009 9:27:28 AM

    Reviewer: reader, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had been taking Fosamax for many years but now my insurance company will not pay for it so I had to switch to the generic Alendrenate Sodium. Since the day I began using it I have had headaches, the leg pain, and also my heart is racing. After reading the other reviews at this website I am convinced it is this new medication that is the cause of this.

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    1/2/2009 3:42:23 PM

    Reviewer: nancymz7, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Took Fosamax for a long time and was really improving, I was switched to generic and not only stopped improving but went backwards. My osteo is worse so I went back to Fosamax

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    11/1/2008 12:13:42 AM

    Reviewer: LIZ, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with osteopenia 4 years ago with a +3 to +4 chance of fracture, so my gynecologist put me on 70mg Fosamax. I also have IBS, so my side effects were related to that but not intolerable - just annoying. I'm going to grin and bear it because I had my first DEXA scan 2 years ago; it showed improvement in my bone density. I'm having another one this week. I'm now on the gen ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    10/11/2008 12:35:50 PM

    Reviewer: cnygrandma, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Was on this medication for about six months after being on several other osteo medications over a period of 10+ years. Started to experience side effects within six hours of taking the weekly dose. Eye pain, headaches, heart palpatations, numbness of lips, jaw pain, joint pain and overall feeling blah. Doctor thought I was having a heart attack. Have been off this medicine for almost two weeks ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
    7/21/2008 9:45:20 AM

    Reviewer: mastrom12, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    2 days after taking the second dose I experienced diarrhea, nausea, joint pain, headache, taste changes and bloating. 1 week later most side effects were gone...I will NOT take this generic form of Fosamax again. Will have the DEXA test done in a year or two and consider taking Fosamax again but not the generic.

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