Review: taking Fosamax and Flomax together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Fosamax and Flomax together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Fosamax and Flomax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 846 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 81,526 users)

Flomax

Flomax has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from Flomax 28,819 users)

On Sep, 14, 2016

846 people who take Fosamax, Flomax are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Fosamax and Flomax drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Fosamax:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Flomax:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Fosamax:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Flomax:
  • female: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Fosamax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Flomax:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • somnolence
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain upper
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • cataract
1 - 6 months:
  • faeces discoloured
  • hyperbilirubinaemia
  • pruritus
  • abnormal weight gain
  • fatigue
  • osteoporosis
  • postural hypotension
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • cataract
  • dental caries
6 - 12 months:
  • abnormal weight gain
  • fatigue
  • postural hypotension
  • cytomegalovirus infection
  • oesophagitis
  • overdose
1 - 2 years:
  • abscess jaw
  • amnesia
  • anaemia of chronic disease
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • bone swelling
  • dental fistula
  • disability
  • dysphagia
  • erectile dysfunction
2 - 5 years:
  • femur fracture
  • osteoarthritis
  • arthropathy
  • bone disorder
  • dental caries
  • impaired healing
  • osteonecrosis
  • anaemia
  • asthenia
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5 - 10 years:
  • femur fracture
  • drug ineffective
  • fracture
  • anxiety
  • anaemia
  • asthenia
  • osteoarthritis
  • arthritis
  • bronchitis
  • chest discomfort
10+ years:
  • bone disorder
  • drug ineffective
  • gait disturbance
  • oedema peripheral
  • osteoarthritis
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abdominal hernia
  • anaemia
  • arthritis
  • arthropathy
not specified:
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • pneumonia
  • asthenia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • pain in jaw
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • gait disturbance
  • fall
  • drug ineffective
  • weight decreased
  • anaemia
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • bone disorder
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • nausea
male:
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • dyspnoea
  • fall
  • anxiety
  • asthenia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • diarrhoea
  • pain in jaw

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • intervertebral disc degeneration
  • intervertebral disc protrusion
  • osteoporosis
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal pain upper
  • abscess jaw
  • actinomycosis
  • adrenal insufficiency
  • amnesia
  • anaemia of chronic disease
20-29:
  • abnormal dreams
  • bacterial sepsis
  • decreased immune responsiveness
  • depression
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • hallucination
  • hypoaesthesia
  • impacted fracture
  • muscle atrophy
30-39:
  • postoperative wound infection
  • cystitis
  • encephalitis
  • meningitis
  • muscular weakness
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pyrexia
  • staphylococcal infection
  • urosepsis
40-49:
  • arthralgia
  • neutrophil morphology abnormal
  • weight increased
  • anaemia postoperative
  • arthropathy
  • device failure
  • fall
  • feeling abnormal
  • femur fracture
  • fracture nonunion
50-59:
  • fatigue
  • fall
  • atrial fibrillation
  • anaemia
  • bacterial sepsis
  • impacted fracture
  • nausea
  • herpes zoster
  • hypoaesthesia
  • pyrexia
60+:
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • pain in jaw
  • pneumonia
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • dyspnoea
  • dizziness
  • osteonecrosis of jaw

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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