Fosamax and Rheumatoid arthritis - from FDA reports


Summary

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 81,353 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA. Among them, 1,556 have Rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Rheumatoid arthritis and more.

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Fosamax

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from Fosamax 82,162 users)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 447,403 Rheumatoid arthritis patients).

On Jan, 23, 2017

81,353 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 1,556 people (1.91%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fosamax cause Rheumatoid arthritis?

Time on Fosamax when people have Rheumatoid Arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 1.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.35 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.83 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.13 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 41.02 %
  • 10+ years: 13.2 %

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

  • female: 90.5 %
  • male: 9.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 0.27 %
  • 30-39: 2.6 %
  • 40-49: 13.82 %
  • 50-59: 26.3 %
  • 60+: 56.64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (969 people, 62.28%)
  • Osteopenia (412 people, 26.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (121 people, 7.78%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (108 people, 6.94%)
  • Hypothyroidism (60 people, 3.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (231 people, 14.85%)
  • Prednisone (211 people, 13.56%)
  • Methotrexate (202 people, 12.98%)
  • Enbrel (140 people, 9.00%)
  • Synthroid (132 people, 8.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (645 people, 41.45%)
  • Fall (594 people, 38.17%)
  • Osteoarthritis (557 people, 35.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (513 people, 32.97%)
  • Depression (487 people, 31.30%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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