Review: could Alendronate Sodium cause Water Retention?


Summary

Water retention is found among people who take Alendronate Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis . We study 19,688 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention 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 23,263 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 33,889 Water retention patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

19,688 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 75 people (0.38%) have Water Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Alendronate sodium cause Water retention?

Time on Alendronate Sodium when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.13 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 51.28 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.56 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • female: 86.96 %
  • male: 13.04 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Alendronate Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.56 %
  • 20-29: 2.56 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.13 %
  • 50-59: 12.82 %
  • 60+: 76.92 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (52 people, 69.33%)
  • Osteopenia (29 people, 38.67%)
  • Hypothyroidism (8 people, 10.67%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 9.33%)
  • Prophylaxis (6 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fosamax (55 people, 73.33%)
  • Actonel (11 people, 14.67%)
  • Vitamins (unspecified) (9 people, 12.00%)
  • Fosamax Plus D (9 people, 12.00%)
  • Calcium (unspecified) (9 people, 12.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (54 people, 72.00%)
  • Fall (40 people, 53.33%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (26 people, 34.67%)
  • Arthralgia (26 people, 34.67%)
  • Hypertension (25 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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