Alendronate sodium and Water retention - from FDA reports
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 23,087 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA. Among them, 89 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.
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Alendronate sodium has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Alendronate sodium 23,601 users)
Water retention has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Water retention patients).
On Jan, 27, 2017
23,087 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate Sodium.
Among them, 89 people (0.39%) have Water Retention
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Alendronate Sodium when people have Water Retention *:
- < 1 month: 0.0 %
- 1 - 6 months: 5.88 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.84 %
- 1 - 2 years: 27.45 %
- 2 - 5 years: 56.86 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 1.96 %
Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Alendronate Sodium *:
- female: 89.16 %
- male: 10.84 %
Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Alendronate Sodium *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 2.38 %
- 20-29: 2.38 %
- 30-39: 0.0 %
- 40-49: 4.76 %
- 50-59: 19.05 %
- 60+: 71.43 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Osteoporosis (61 people, 68.54%)
- Osteopenia (33 people, 37.08%)
- Preventive Health Care (8 people, 8.99%)
- Hypothyroidism (8 people, 8.99%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (7 people, 7.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Fosamax (66 people, 74.16%)
- Actonel (12 people, 13.48%)
- Fosamax Plus D (10 people, 11.24%)
- Synthroid (7 people, 7.87%)
- Folic Acid (7 people, 7.87%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Femur Fracture (65 people, 73.03%)
- Fall (45 people, 50.56%)
- Low Turnover Osteopathy (33 people, 37.08%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (33 people, 37.08%)
- High Blood Pressure (30 people, 33.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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