Fosamax and Fluid retention - from FDA reports


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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Fluid retention with Fosamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 83,217 people who have side effects when taking Fosamax from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 26, 2017

83,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 440 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: 1.69 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.3 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 19.77 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 41.81 %
  • 10+ years: 7.34 %

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: 0.91 %
  • 30-39: 6.06 %
  • 40-49: 4.55 %
  • 50-59: 30.91 %
  • 60+: 57.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (21 people, 4.77%)
  • Hypothyroidism (17 people, 3.86%)
  • Preventive Health Care (16 people, 3.64%)
  • Bone Density Decreased (16 people, 3.64%)
  • Depression (15 people, 3.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (61 people, 13.86%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (55 people, 12.50%)
  • Synthroid (44 people, 10.00%)
  • Prilosec (38 people, 8.64%)
  • Actonel (33 people, 7.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (161 people, 36.59%)
  • Femur Fracture (137 people, 31.14%)
  • Depression (133 people, 30.23%)
  • Osteoarthritis (131 people, 29.77%)
  • High Blood Pressure (129 people, 29.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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