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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 69,905 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

Fosamax has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis. (latest outcomes from 70,351 Fosamax users)

Rheumatoid arthritis

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 218,694 Rheumatoid arthritis patients)

On Apr, 18, 2015: 69,905 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax. Among them, 1,265 people (1.81%) have Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Trend of Rheumatoid arthritis in Fosamax reports

Time on Fosamax when people have Rheumatoid arthritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rheumatoid arthritis2.13%7.00%6.62%11.60%29.76%32.06%10.83%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rheumatoid arthritis0.00%0.00%0.16%0.04%3.53%16.22%26.19%53.86%

Severity of Rheumatoid arthritis when taking Fosamax ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rheumatoid arthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rheumatoid arthritis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rheumatoid arthritis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (1,265 people, 100.00%)
  2. Osteopenia (1,168 people, 92.33%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (558 people, 44.11%)
  4. Hypertension (233 people, 18.42%)
  5. Arthritis (157 people, 12.41%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fosamax plus d (657 people, 51.94%)
  2. Prednisone (564 people, 44.58%)
  3. Alendronate sodium (475 people, 37.55%)
  4. [therapy unspecified] (314 people, 24.82%)
  5. Synthroid (276 people, 21.82%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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