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Review: could Exforge cause Osteoporosis?

Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Exforge, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Diovan, and have Hypertension.

We study 4,380 people who have side effects while taking Exforge from FDA and social media. Among them, 34 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.

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Exforge

Exforge (latest outcomes from 4,575 users) has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate; valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break) (latest reports from 211,942 patients) has been reported by people with osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 4,356 people reported to have side effects when taking Exforge. Among them, 34 people (0.78%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.02% of all the 213,733 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Osteoporosis in Exforge reports

Time on Exforge when people have Osteoporosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Exforge * :

FemaleMale
Osteoporosis90.24%9.76%

Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Exforge * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Osteoporosis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.71%22.86%51.43%

Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Exforge ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (29 people, 85.29%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 29.41%)
  3. Back pain (7 people, 20.59%)
  4. Depression (6 people, 17.65%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 17.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Diovan (11 people, 32.35%)
  2. Nexium (11 people, 32.35%)
  3. Clonazepam (8 people, 23.53%)
  4. Simvastatin (7 people, 20.59%)
  5. Crestor (6 people, 17.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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