Fosamax and Fluid retention - from FDA reports
Fluid retention 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 Lasix, and have Osteoporosis . We study 81,353 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA. Among them, 430 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.
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Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 82,160 users)
Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 35,419 Fluid retention patients).
On Jan, 31, 2017
81,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 430 people (0.53%) have Fluid Retention
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Fosamax when people have Fluid Retention *:
- < 1 month: 1.15 %
- 1 - 6 months: 4.6 %
- 6 - 12 months: 10.92 %
- 1 - 2 years: 13.79 %
- 2 - 5 years: 23.56 %
- 5 - 10 years: 37.93 %
- 10+ years: 8.05 %
Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Fosamax *:
- female: 92.54 %
- male: 7.46 %
Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Fosamax *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.92 %
- 30-39: 6.15 %
- 40-49: 4.62 %
- 50-59: 31.38 %
- 60+: 56.92 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Osteoporosis (202 people, 46.98%)
- Osteopenia (93 people, 21.63%)
- High Blood Pressure (20 people, 4.65%)
- Hypothyroidism (16 people, 3.72%)
- Bone Density Decreased (16 people, 3.72%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (60 people, 13.95%)
- Alendronate Sodium (55 people, 12.79%)
- Synthroid (42 people, 9.77%)
- Prilosec (38 people, 8.84%)
- Actonel (33 people, 7.67%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fall (160 people, 37.21%)
- Femur Fracture (133 people, 30.93%)
- Depression (131 people, 30.47%)
- Joint Pain (129 people, 30.00%)
- High Blood Pressure (128 people, 29.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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