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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 446 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 2, 2014: 446 people who reported to have interactions when taking Fosamax, Flomax are studied

Trend of Fosamax, Flomax's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5748022)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Fosamax, Flomax:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Anxiety285
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)249
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)231
Pain229
Pain In Jaw188
Pneumonia183
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)180
Fall158
Injury158
Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)150

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Fosamax, Flomax:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Toothache (tooth pain)29
Hypercholesterolaemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)29
Impaired Healing29
Pain In Jaw29
Wound Dehiscence29
Abscess Jaw (tooth abscess or root abscess)29
Osteomyelitis (infection of bone)29
Gingival Erythema (redness of gums)29
Fistula Discharge (discharge from abnormal passage of structure/organ)29
Gingival Oedema (swelling of gums)29

How effective are the drugs:

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Post laminectomy syndrome
  4. Prophylaxis
  5. Hypertension

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Prednisone
  3. Ambien
  4. Zometa
  5. Lipitor

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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    I took Fosamax for 7 years. In the last two years my bone decreased, where as it had been 28% loss in the spine it went to 31% loss. For the first 5 years it did stop any bone loss but later seemed to stop working. I was very lucky with this drug as others have numerous problems. one lady I know wa ...

  • Pain in the neck and arthritis after taking generic fosamax
    I started taking Generic Fosamax about six months ago and last week i had a terrible neck pain and spasm. I went to my accupunturist and he did accupunture and massage, but the pain did not go away. Later that week, I noticed that I had a lot of pain every time I flexed my left knee, and later that ...

  • Topamax for weight loss, causing diarrhea
    I was taking Topamax for weight loss and it worked very well. After 2 months I started having diarrhea. I stopped Topamax and the diarrhea stopped. Is there any drug or supplement I can take Topamax that will stop the diarrhea?

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