Review: could Alendronate Sodium cause Constipation?


Constipation is found among people who take Alendronate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 19,285 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 762 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Alendronate Sodium

Alendronate sodium has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Alendronate sodium 19,634 users)


Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 87,995 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

19,285 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 762 people (3.95%) have Constipation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alendronate sodium cause Constipation?

Time on Alendronate Sodium when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 5.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.95 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 17.46 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 35.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 28.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.18 %
  • 10+ years: 0.89 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • female: 89.71 %
  • male: 10.29 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.19 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 2.49 %
  • 40-49: 9.58 %
  • 50-59: 28.74 %
  • 60+: 58.24 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Alendronate Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (496 people)
  • Osteopenia (259 people)
  • Hypertension (79 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (45 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (30 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (574 people)
  • Vitamins (97 people)
  • Prednisone (59 people)
  • Omeprazole (58 people)
  • Calcium (unspecified) (58 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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