Related topic: Fosamax, Insomnia
Review: could Fosamax cause Insomnia?
Summary: Insomnia could be caused by Fosamax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Fosamax plus d, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 69,878 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,011 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.
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Fosamax (latest outcomes from 70,323 users) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 776,369 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 69,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 3,152 people (4.51%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.40% of all the 786,170 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.
Time on Fosamax when people have Insomnia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Fosamax * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Fosamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (3,152 people, 100.00%)
- Osteopenia (3,152 people, 100.00%)
- Hypertension (481 people, 15.26%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (385 people, 12.21%)
- Hypothyroidism (313 people, 9.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fosamax plus d (1,742 people, 55.27%)
- Alendronate sodium (1,380 people, 43.78%)
- Synthroid (762 people, 24.18%)
- Premarin (725 people, 23.00%)
- Prilosec (650 people, 20.62%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Fosamax (alendronate sodium) is often used for osteoporosis. Find out below the conditions Fosamax is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (1 year ago):
B.R.Bahl on Nov, 25, 2012:
MY WIFE HAS BEEN USING fosavance 70 mg for the last 4 years without break.She feels fed up with the medicine,should she discontinue and use the one at monthly intervals.would you please reply which is the best medicine. Is there loss/damage if she discontinues.She feels no relief from the pain in the right side of her body.she takes pain killer medicine,doctor tell her to continue using till we are alive and forever.She feel difficulty to walk even upto few yards .She feel bodily and mentally weakness.will you pl tell her what she should do,continue to take or discontinue the medicine.
CC on Nov, 30, 2012:
I saw the same symptoms on Mystery Diagnosis. It was the patient’s thyroid. Have your wife go to a thyroid specialist.
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