Review: could Fosamax cause Bone Lesion?


Bone lesion is found among people who take Fosamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 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, 524 have Bone lesion. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone lesion and more.

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Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 75,024 users)

Bone Lesion

Bone lesion (bone with abnormalities. bone lesions can result from growth formations, infections, or injuries) has been reported by people with toothaches, rashes, hip fracture, diarrhea, dental caries (latest reports from 3,506 Bone lesion patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

74,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 524 people (0.7%) have Bone Lesion

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Bone lesion?

Time on Fosamax when people have Bone Lesion *:

  • < 1 month: 5.13 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 39.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.37 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Bone Lesion when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 81.05 %
  • male: 18.95 %

Age of people who have Bone Lesion when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.89 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.95 %
  • 40-49: 16.98 %
  • 50-59: 29.95 %
  • 60+: 46.23 %

Severity if Bone Lesion when taking Fosamax **:

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

How people recovered from Bone Lesion **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (272 people)
  • Osteopenia (89 people)
  • Hypertension (49 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (32 people)
  • Anxiety (30 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (243 people)
  • Aredia (142 people)
  • Aspirin (101 people)
  • Percocet (84 people)
  • Synthroid (83 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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