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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of FOSAMAX Oral.

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Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
6/2/2014 10:23:09 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
took one 70 mg pill and felt sick all day. followed the directions of not eating and full glass of water. after 5 hours was nauseous and tired. felt like I had the flu all day and night. couldn't get out of bed. still drowsy the next day. my T-score was 2.9 in the lower back. I don't think after reading the reviews that two days of feeling poor is worth the risk of the drug side effe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/28/2014 11:37:39 AM

Reviewer: Karen W, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
One dose gave me a headache, nausea, stomach pain and a feeling of my stomach being in my throat. Feelings of vomiting as well.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/12/2014 4:43:25 AM

Reviewer: mztuder, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on generic Fosamax for four months. I haven't been on it long enough to judge its effectiveness for bone loss, and I know it is generally not regarded to be effective for building bone, which I would prefer, but only perhaps to prevent further loss. I will be tested again after I've been on it for a year. But I'm happy to say that I have had absolutely NO side effects from ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
5/10/2014 12:21:58 PM

Reviewer: JoAnn, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Recently told I had irregular heart rate. Mild to severe pain in large muscle in upper right leg. Right hip joint pain radiating across back and down right leg.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
3/22/2014 2:01:24 PM

Reviewer: singermitchell, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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