Fosamax and Bone lesion - from FDA reports


Summary

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 81,353 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA. Among them, 557 have Bone lesion. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone lesion and more.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 82,162 users)

Bone Lesion

Bone lesion (bone with abnormalities. bone lesions can result from growth formations, infections, or injuries) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, metastases to bone, osteoporosis, breast cancer, breast cancer metastatic (latest reports from 4,086 Bone lesion patients).

On Feb, 14, 2017

81,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 557 people (0.68%) have Bone Lesion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Bone lesion?

Time on Fosamax when people have Bone Lesion *:

  • < 1 month: 5.28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 39.02 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 22.76 %
  • 10+ years: 12.2 %

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

  • female: 81.82 %
  • male: 18.18 %

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: 30.19 %
  • 60+: 45.99 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (299 people, 53.68%)
  • Osteopenia (104 people, 18.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (52 people, 9.34%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (33 people, 5.92%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (32 people, 5.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (246 people, 44.17%)
  • Aredia (143 people, 25.67%)
  • Aspirin (101 people, 18.13%)
  • Synthroid (86 people, 15.44%)
  • Percocet (85 people, 15.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (284 people, 50.99%)
  • Pain (283 people, 50.81%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (254 people, 45.60%)
  • Fall (248 people, 44.52%)
  • Depression (244 people, 43.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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