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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 69,896 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Fosamax and have Colitis >>>

Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 70,342 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Colitis 15,453 patients)

On Dec, 21, 2014: 69,896 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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  • Do you have lower gi pain from taking risedronate sodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Osteoporosis Post-menopausal, and takes Actonel, Fosamax)
    I have been taking Fosamax for years and have developed significant lower GI pain. Am wondering if taking Actonel would have less side effect.
  • Has tamoxifen broken bones after bisphosphonate use?
    (Asked by a 72 year old woman who has Atypical Femur Fracture, and takes Fosamax)
    After taking Fosamax or Boniva for 15 years my femurs broke due to these drugs. I stopped taking these drugs but now need Tamoxifen due to breast cancer. Tamoxifen also inhibits osteoclasts from remodeling bones while osteoclasts are killed with bisphosphonates like Fosamax and Boniva, thus causin ...
  • Iam losind bone matter in my hip area and have been on lithium for many years could this cause it? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 55 year old woman who has Bone Density Decreased, and takes Alendronate Sodium)
    I have also developed Hypothyroidism in the past 3 years along with my low Bone Density tests. I also have uncontrollable eye movements, and have developed parkinsonism.
  • Can fosamax cause hand contractures?
    (Asked by a 62 year old woman who has Hand Contractures, and takes Fosamax)
    I took 3 doses of Fosamax and experienced moderate to severe hand contractures 8 months later. I also experienced sensitivity, puffiness, and redness in both hands within 5 days of the first dose. My doctor was not concerned. He said my body was simply adjusting to the drug. Has anyone had a sim ...
  • Which drug is safer fosamax or evista for osteroposis
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Bone Loss, and takes Fosamax)
    i have been on fosamax a long time and wondered if a different drug is better to take or could i just stop taking the fosamax?

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    (Posted by a 63 year old woman who has Osteoporosis, and takes Fosamax)
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