Review: could Fosamax cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?


Rheumatoid arthritis 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 74,348 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,352 have Rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rheumatoid arthritis and more.

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Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 75,024 users)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, injection site erythema, joint pain (latest reports from 302,926 Rheumatoid arthritis patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

74,348 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 1,352 people (1.82%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Rheumatoid arthritis?

Time on Fosamax when people have Rheumatoid Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 2.07 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 39.09 %
  • 10+ years: 12.29 %

Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Fosamax *:

  • female: 90.02 %
  • male: 9.98 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Fosamax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.28 %
  • 20-29: 0.28 %
  • 30-39: 2.63 %
  • 40-49: 13.98 %
  • 50-59: 26.36 %
  • 60+: 56.38 %

Severity if Rheumatoid Arthritis when taking Fosamax **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Rheumatoid Arthritis **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (855 people)
  • Osteopenia (359 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (317 people)
  • Hypertension (108 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (68 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (214 people)
  • Prednisone (207 people)
  • Methotrexate (167 people)
  • Synthroid (120 people)
  • Enbrel (116 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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