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Review: Fosamax and Flomax

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Fosamax and Flomax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 450 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

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

Flomax (latest outcomes from 21,437 users) has active ingredients of tamsulosin hydrochloride. It is often used in enlarged prostate.

On Jul, 18, 2014: 450 people who take Fosamax, Flomax are studied

Fosamax, Flomax outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Fosamax (alendronate sodium)
- Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Fosamax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Flomax is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisDental CariesFatigueLymphadenopathyArthropathyFractureOedema PeripheralFatigue
Stevens-johnson SyndromeTooth FractureAbnormal Weight GainMalaiseImpaired HealingFemur FractureOesophagitisPain
Herpes ZosterOsteonecrosisPostural HypotensionOsteomyelitisOsteonecrosisDrug IneffectiveOsteoarthritisPain In Jaw
DizzinessParaesthesiaOsteopeniaDental CariesProstatic Specific Antigen IncreasedOsteomalaciaFall
PyrexiaPurulenceLibido DecreasedOsteoarthritisProstate CancerNocturiaAnxiety
MalaisePain In JawInjuryOral PainAstheniaNeuropathy PeripheralPneumonia
Radial Nerve PalsyOsteomyelitisHypercholesterolaemiaGrowth RetardationDizzinessIntestinal Functional DisorderOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
MyelopathyOral PainImpaired HealingAnaemiaLower Limb FractureInjury
VomitingSwelling FaceImpetigoAstheniaMyopathyAtrial Fibrillation
DyspnoeaWound DehiscencePainPain In JawNeurogenic BladderAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Fosamax is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Flomax is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Gait DisturbancePain
Herpes ZosterFall
Drug IneffectivePneumonia
Head InjuryAnxiety
Progressive Multifocal LeukoencephalopathyPain In Jaw
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionAtrial Fibrillation
Dental CariesOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Complex Partial SeizuresVision Blurred

Drug effectiveness by age :

Fosamax is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Flomax is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/an/an/aWeight IncreasedFallPain
Neutrophil Morphology AbnormalFatigueFatigue
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBacterial SepsisPain In Jaw
HeadacheImpacted FractureAnxiety
Urinary Tract InfectionHypoaesthesiaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Ear PainPneumoniaInjury
HyperhidrosisHead InjuryAsthenia
DiarrhoeaPyrexiaAtrial Fibrillation
Hot FlushHerpes ZosterFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Burning sensation aft urinate in morning
    taking flomax last one year suddenly getting burning sensation in my penus aft i go to P and remaing burning for 5 to 10 minutes did all the urine test and all are are negative so i dont know what is urology did even cystoscopy and he id not find anything my P S A is 2.45 normal. my dr. say ...

  • Iam losind bone matter in my hip area and have been on lithium for many years could this cause it?
    I have also developed Hypothyroidism in the past 3 years along with my low Bone Density tests. I also have uncontrollable eye movements, and have developed parkinsonism.

  • Can fosamax cause hand contractures?
    I took 3 doses of Fosamax and experienced moderate to severe hand contractures 8 months later. I also experienced sensitivity, puffiness, and redness in both hands within 5 days of the first dose. My doctor was not concerned. He said my body was simply adjusting to the drug. Has anyone had a sim ...

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Fosamax (alendronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is often used to treat enlarged prostate. 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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