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Review: could Alendronate sodium cause Water retention (Fluid 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 1 - 2 years, also take medication Fosamax, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 17,584 people who have side effects while taking Alendronate sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 46 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Alendronate sodium

Alendronate sodium (latest outcomes from 17,828 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Trend of alendronate sodium reports

Water retention

Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 90,907 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis.

Trend of Water retention reports

On Nov, 24, 2014: 17,584 people reported to have side effects when taking Alendronate sodium. Among them, 46 people (0.26%) have Water Retention.

Trend of Water retention in Alendronate sodium reports

Time on Alendronate sodium when people have Water retention * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Water retention0.00%0.00%3.12%68.75%28.12%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Water retention when taking Alendronate sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Water retention0.00%0.00%2.04%0.00%0.00%4.08%10.20%83.67%

Severity of Water retention when taking Alendronate sodium ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Water retention ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (35 people, 76.09%)
  2. Osteopenia (23 people, 50.00%)
  3. Prophylaxis (7 people, 15.22%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (4 people, 8.70%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (3 people, 6.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax (35 people, 76.09%)
  2. Actonel (19 people, 41.30%)
  3. Fosamax plus d (8 people, 17.39%)
  4. Vitamin e (6 people, 13.04%)
  5. Folic acid (6 people, 13.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Bone Density Decreased, and takes Alendronate Sodium)
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    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Hand Contractures, and takes Fosamax)
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    (Asked by a 65 year old man who has Fluid Retention, and takes Ace)
    Took Lyrica for 1 week. Noticed swelling in ankles so discontinued 3days ago. I take LASIK and an ACE for high blood pressure. Swelling is better but still there. How long before swelling goes away and is there anything I can do to help ie compression hose elevated feet?

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