Fosamax Tablet Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Indigestion
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Gas
  • Head Pain
  • Swelling Of The Abdomen
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Cholesteatoma, An Abnormal, Noncancerous Skin Growth That Develops In The Middle Part Of The Ear
  • A Narrowing In The Esophagus
  • A Puncture, Tear Or Hole In The Esophagus
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stomach Ulcer
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • An Ulcer In The Esophagus
  • An Ulcer Of The Duodenum
  • An Unusual And Spontaneous Bone Break In The Upper Leg
  • Bone Necrosis Of A Face Or Jaw Bone
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Inflammation Of The Uvea Of The Eye
  • Inflammation Of The White Outer Coat Of The Eye
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Phosphate In The Blood
  • Portions Of The Jaw Bone To Die From Lack Of Blood Circulation
  • Worsening Asthma

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Black Tarry Stools
  • Bone Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling

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