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Review: could Fosamax cause Colitis?

Summary: Colitis 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 Fosamax plus d, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 69,904 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 470 have Colitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Colitis and more.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 70,351 Fosamax users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 15,681 Colitis patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 69,903 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 470 people (0.67%) have Colitis.

Trend of Colitis in Fosamax reports

Time on Fosamax when people have Colitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Colitis3.72%6.79%9.37%18.26%15.51%30.21%16.16%

Age of people who have Colitis when taking Fosamax * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Colitis0.00%0.00%6.60%0.00%9.07%8.80%28.78%46.75%

Severity of Colitis when taking Fosamax ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Colitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (470 people, 100.00%)
  2. Osteopenia (377 people, 80.21%)
  3. Hypertension (125 people, 26.60%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (108 people, 22.98%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (89 people, 18.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax plus d (231 people, 49.15%)
  2. Alendronate sodium (213 people, 45.32%)
  3. [therapy unspecified] (193 people, 41.06%)
  4. Prilosec (157 people, 33.40%)
  5. Boniva (145 people, 30.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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