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Review: could Fosamax cause Bone lesion?

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 69,898 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 476 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 70,347 Fosamax 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, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 3,155 Bone lesion patients)

On Jan, 4, 2015: 69,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 476 people (0.68%) have Bone Lesion.

Trend of Bone lesion in Fosamax reports

Time on Fosamax when people have Bone lesion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone lesion5.76%8.10%5.76%20.26%33.26%18.12%8.74%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone lesion0.00%0.00%9.11%0.00%6.43%13.08%30.84%40.54%

Severity of Bone lesion when taking Fosamax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bone lesion ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (476 people, 100.00%)
  2. Osteopenia (251 people, 52.73%)
  3. Hypertension (85 people, 17.86%)
  4. Hypercalcaemia (82 people, 17.23%)
  5. Osteosclerosis (78 people, 16.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (229 people, 48.11%)
  2. Fosamax plus d (223 people, 46.85%)
  3. Synthroid (186 people, 39.08%)
  4. Aredia (137 people, 28.78%)
  5. Aspirin (127 people, 26.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Headache occurs on day I take the Alendronic Acid. Not helped by paracetamol, and usually resolves in next two days.

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  • Also recent cracked tooth

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Recently diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. I took Fosamax back in 2005 for a year and wondering if I may have inadvertently created the stenosis situation. I stopped taking because there was no change in my bone density and I had heard there were issues with Fosamax.

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