Review: could Fosamax cause Fluid Retention?


Summary

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 80,726 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 427 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 81,526 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, weakness, diarrhea, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 33,889 Fluid retention patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

80,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 427 people (0.53%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Fluid retention?

Time on Fosamax when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 1.85 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.32 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.2 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.58 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 37.04 %
  • 10+ years: 6.79 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 92.48 %
  • male: 7.52 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 6.19 %
  • 40-49: 4.64 %
  • 50-59: 31.27 %
  • 60+: 56.97 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (201 people, 47.07%)
  • Osteopenia (93 people, 21.78%)
  • Hypertension (20 people, 4.68%)
  • Hypothyroidism (16 people, 3.75%)
  • Bone Density Decreased (16 people, 3.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (60 people, 14.05%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (55 people, 12.88%)
  • Synthroid (41 people, 9.60%)
  • Prilosec (38 people, 8.90%)
  • Actonel (33 people, 7.73%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (160 people, 37.47%)
  • Femur Fracture (132 people, 30.91%)
  • Depression (131 people, 30.68%)
  • Arthralgia (129 people, 30.21%)
  • Osteoarthritis (127 people, 29.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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