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Forteo vs Fosamax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 67

This is personalized comparison of Forteo vs Fosamax for a female aged 67. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Forteo (latest outcomes from 56,671 users) has active ingredients of teriparatide recombinant human. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Fosamax (latest outcomes from 70,334 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

On May, 12, 2014: 19,592 female patients aged 63 who take the same drugs are studied in Forteo vs Fosamax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female63Osteoporosis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Forteo teriparatide recombinant humannot specified
Fosamax alendronate sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 63 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ForteoFosamax
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
DizzinessOsteomyelitis (infection of bone)
Injection Site Erythema (redness at injection site)Depression
Injection Site Haemorrhage (bleeding from injection site)Fall
FallArthralgia (joint pain)
Pain In ExtremityNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Anxiety
Arthralgia (joint pain)Femur Fracture
Asthenia (weakness)Impaired Healing
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ForteoFosamax
FallOsteonecrosis (death of bone)
Asthenia (weakness)Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)
DizzinessDepression
Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)Anxiety
Back PainFemur Fracture
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)Fall
Pain In ExtremityImpaired Healing
Blood Calcium IncreasedDental Caries
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)
PainJaw Disorder (jaw disease)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Forteo15.79%36.84%36.84%0.00%10.53%
Fosamax9.76%29.27%37.40%20.33%3.25%

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On eHealthMe, Forteo (teriparatide recombinant human) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Fosamax (alendronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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