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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
11/16/2008 3:31:03 AM

Reviewer: sandashell, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I went through early onset menopause after a complete hysterectomy in '75 at the age of 27. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in '99 or 2000 and have been on Fossamax since then. I experienced none of the side effects I've read about in other reviews. However, I take the smaller dose (35 mg per week vs the recommended 70) due to a hypersensitivity to all medications. At one point, my i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/6/2008 7:52:05 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/29/2008 12:25:27 AM

Reviewer: Chickie56, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have been on Fosamax since March, 2008 after a dex scan said I have Ostopenia. I have had severe joint pain in my hips. Some days I can hardly walk without being in pain, forget about climbing up the stairs.My doctor said I need to do weight bearing exercises which I do 3 days a week now. So I also take Tylenol Arthritis just to get through the day. This is crazy! I wonder if the Fosamax is causin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
10/10/2008 9:33:40 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
12/2/2008 12:30:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
1st dose was fine. No side effects. With 2nd dose, I developed flu-like symptoms by evening - lasting 24 hrs. When that eased up, I had arthritis-like pain, swelling, heat, redness in forearms, wrists, hands. That lasted about 4 days. That was followed on Day 5 by shooting pain throughout my body that lasted for 3 days. One day with no symptoms and then severe stomach pain started. 8 on a 10 scale ... Show Full Comment

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