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Review: could Clonazepam cause Osteoporosis?

Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Clonazepam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 38,594 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

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Clonazepam

Clonazepam (latest outcomes from 41,080 users) has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) (latest reports from 211,792 patients) has been reported by people with osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 38,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam. Among them, 265 people (0.69%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.12% of all the 214,936 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Osteoporosis in Clonazepam reports

Time on Clonazepam when people have Osteoporosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoporosis70.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%20.00%

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Clonazepam * :

FemaleMale
Osteoporosis80.56%19.44%

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Clonazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoporosis0.00%0.41%0.00%2.04%2.45%17.14%46.12%31.84%

Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Clonazepam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (61 people, 23.02%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (51 people, 19.25%)
  3. Pain (44 people, 16.60%)
  4. Depression (40 people, 15.09%)
  5. Hypertension (31 people, 11.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (77 people, 29.06%)
  2. Aspirin (76 people, 28.68%)
  3. Nexium (69 people, 26.04%)
  4. Prilosec (56 people, 21.13%)
  5. Hydrochlorothiazide (53 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • In April of 2009 I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, particularly of my spine and hips. I was prescribed a regimen of additional calcium and vitamin D3 intake, along with weight-bearing strength training, all of which I have been doing since the beginning of May 2009.

    In a subsequent meeting with my prescribing physician in the autumn of 2009, he said that some SSRI's are associated with a loss of bone density. In December 2009, I had another bone scan done, and the results were only marginally better, for the wrist and hips, and ever-so-slightly worse for my spine.

    Just today I read where if one is not getting enough magnesium intake, this can allow build-up of calcium deposits in joints and tissues, as well as prevent bone from absorbing calcium.

    I'm in a quandary as to whether I should discontinue my fluoxetine prescription and/or increase my magnesium intake and temporarily decrease my calcium intake, to get my bone density up more significantly.

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