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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Rheumatoid arthritis with Fosamax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 83,217 people who have side effects when taking Fosamax from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 21, 2017

83,217 people reported to have side effects when taking Fosamax.
Among them, 1,682 people (2.02%) have Rheumatoid arthritis


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on Fosamax when people have Rheumatoid arthritis *:

  • < 1 month: 1.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.57 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.32 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 38.79 %
  • 10+ years: 13.01 %

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

  • female: 91.01 %
  • male: 8.99 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 0.26 %
  • 30-39: 2.47 %
  • 40-49: 13.69 %
  • 50-59: 25.6 %
  • 60+: 57.65 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (123 people, 7.31%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (110 people, 6.54%)
  • Hypothyroidism (63 people, 3.75%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (55 people, 3.27%)
  • Arthritis (55 people, 3.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alendronate Sodium (231 people, 13.73%)
  • Prednisone (219 people, 13.02%)
  • Methotrexate (209 people, 12.43%)
  • Enbrel (188 people, 11.18%)
  • Synthroid (147 people, 8.74%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Femur Fracture (688 people, 40.90%)
  • Fall (617 people, 36.68%)
  • Osteoarthritis (587 people, 34.90%)
  • High Blood Pressure (537 people, 31.93%)
  • Depression (496 people, 29.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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