Review: could Fosamax cause Rheumatoid arthritis?
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 Fosamax plus d, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 69,904 people who have side effects while taking Fosamax from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,265 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 70,351 Fosamax users)
Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol, osteopenia. (latest reports from 218,651 Rheumatoid arthritis patients)
On Mar, 17, 2015: 69,904 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 1,265 people (1.81%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Time on Fosamax when people have Rheumatoid arthritis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||2.13%||7.00%||6.62%||11.60%||29.76%||32.06%||10.83% |
Age of people who have Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Fosamax * :
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||0.16%||0.04%||3.53%||16.22%||26.19%||53.86% |
Severity of Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Fosamax ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Rheumatoid arthritis ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Rheumatoid arthritis||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (1,265 people, 100.00%)
- Osteopenia (1,168 people, 92.33%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (558 people, 44.11%)
- Hypertension (233 people, 18.42%)
- Arthritis (157 people, 12.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fosamax plus d (657 people, 51.94%)
- Prednisone (564 people, 44.58%)
- Alendronate sodium (475 people, 37.55%)
- [therapy unspecified] (314 people, 24.82%)
- Synthroid (276 people, 21.82%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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Recent Fosamax related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Alendronate Sodium, Risedronate Sodium, Ibandronate Sodium for a 74-year old woman who has Osteoporosis Post-menopausal
- Comparions of Ibandronate Sodium, Alendronate Sodium, Risedronate Sodium, Actonel for a 72-year old woman who has Osteoporosis
- Comparions of Boniva, Fosamax Plus D, Fosamax, Prolia for a 63-year old woman who has Osteoporosis Post-menopausal
- Comparions of Actonel, Fosamax, Prolia, Forteo for a 71-year old woman who has Vertebral Compression Fractures
- Comparions of Fosamax, Xgeva for a 46-year old woman who has Osteoporotic Fracture
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