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 Alendronate Sodium, and have Osteoporosis . We study 81,346 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 476 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 Fosamax 82,149 users)

Colitis

Colitis (inflammation of colon) has been reported by people with acne, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 20,720 Colitis patients).

On Nov, 30, 2016

81,346 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 476 people (0.59%) have Colitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Colitis?

Time on Fosamax when people have Colitis *:

  • < 1 month: 3.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.32 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.5 %
  • 10+ years: 17.86 %

Gender of people who have Colitis when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 94.36 %
  • male: 5.64 %

Age of people who have Colitis when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.61 %
  • 20-29: 0.27 %
  • 30-39: 5.09 %
  • 40-49: 7.51 %
  • 50-59: 32.44 %
  • 60+: 53.08 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (73 people, 15.34%)
  • Boniva (63 people, 13.24%)
  • Synthroid (49 people, 10.29%)
  • Vitamins (45 people, 9.45%)
  • Prednisone (45 people, 9.45%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Fosamax, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteopenia (115 people, 24.16%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (49 people, 10.29%)
  • High Blood Pressure (47 people, 9.87%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (42 people, 8.82%)
  • Depression (26 people, 5.46%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fall (251 people, 52.73%)
  • Femur Fracture (222 people, 46.64%)
  • Osteoarthritis (212 people, 44.54%)
  • Depression (178 people, 37.39%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (169 people, 35.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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