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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
12/27/2013 3:46:33 AM

Reviewer: Superwhiff, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Severe bone and muscle pain. Required treatment in ER. Necessitated narcotic pain medication, Dilaudid in addition to oral hydrocodone. My left knee felt like it was exploding. Hands swelled quickly and rings had to be removed before it was impossible. My physician confirmed that this severe bone pain was a known side effect Fosamax and recommended discontinuing this medication.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
12/10/2013 8:13:14 PM

Reviewer: Peggy49, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
The only problem I have is an itchy rash on my legs. I have not seen much mention of a rash, other than it being a rare side effect. Too soon to know effectiveness.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/25/2013 6:28:45 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had a pain in my chest like a heart attack and severe acid reflux since taking the medication.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/21/2013 4:38:17 PM

Reviewer: 22skidoo, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken Alendronate for 1 year. I take it once per week with a full glass of water - 30 minutes before any food or other drink. I have to be vertical for the 1/2 hour. I have had NO side effects or nasty reactions. I took it because I had lost 1/2 inch in height over a year, but have maintained my height for this past year while on Fosamax.

Condition: Decreased Bone Mass Following Menopause
11/20/2013 1:23:21 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been on generic form of Fosamax once weekly since 2005 (post menopause & breast cancer treatment of Arimidex) Suffered fx of the wrist in 2009 & surgeon said my bones where so soft, she had a hard time fixing the titanium plate in place. Today, my PCP told me to stop taking the med...reports of too many problems. I am now wondering if this medication could be the cause of my Tinnit ... Show Full Comment

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