Review: could Fosamax cause Abdominal Pain?


Abdominal pain is found among people who take Fosamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Osteoporosis . We study 74,348 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,940 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.

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Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 73,901 users)

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, abdominal pain upper, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 86,320 Abdominal pain patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

74,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 1,940 people (2.61%) have Abdominal Pain

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Abdominal pain?

Time on Fosamax when people have Abdominal Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 5.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.16 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.78 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.73 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 32.22 %
  • 10+ years: 8.22 %

Gender of people who have Abdominal Pain when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 88.64 %
  • male: 11.36 %

Age of people who have Abdominal Pain when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.12 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 1.21 %
  • 30-39: 3.58 %
  • 40-49: 14.02 %
  • 50-59: 28.88 %
  • 60+: 51.82 %

Severity if Abdominal Pain when taking Fosamax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (1,039 people)
  • Osteopenia (379 people)
  • Hypertension (146 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (111 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (95 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (264 people)
  • Alendronate Sodium (211 people)
  • Synthroid (205 people)
  • Prednisone (203 people)
  • Aspirin (189 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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