Review: could Klonopin cause Osteoporosis?
Summary: Osteoporosis could be caused by Klonopin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Zometa, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 28,633 people who have side effects while taking Klonopin from FDA and social media. Among them, 205 have Osteoporosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Osteoporosis and more.
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On Apr, 14, 2014: 28,633 people reported to have side effects when taking Klonopin. Among them, 205 people (0.72%) have Osteoporosis. They amount to 0.10% of all the 214,863 people who have Osteoporosis on eHealthMe.
Time on Klonopin when people have Osteoporosis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Klonopin * :
Age of people who have Osteoporosis when taking Klonopin * :
Severity of Osteoporosis when taking Klonopin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Osteoporosis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (53 people, 25.85%)
- Pain (30 people, 14.63%)
- Anxiety (28 people, 13.66%)
- Depression (20 people, 9.76%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (18 people, 8.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (72 people, 35.12%)
- Wellbutrin (66 people, 32.20%)
- Aspirin (62 people, 30.24%)
- Celebrex (59 people, 28.78%)
- Prilosec (57 people, 27.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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In April of 2009 I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, particularly of my spine and hips. I was prescribed a regimen of additional calcium and vitamin D3 intake, along with weight-bearing strength training, all of which I have been doing since the beginning of May 2009.
In a subsequent meeting with my prescribing physician in the autumn of 2009, he said that some SSRI's are associated with a loss of bone density. In December 2009, I had another bone scan done, and the results were only marginally better, for the wrist and hips, and ever-so-slightly worse for my spine.
Just today I read where if one is not getting enough magnesium intake, this can allow build-up of calcium deposits in joints and tissues, as well as prevent bone from absorbing calcium.
I'm in a quandary as to whether I should discontinue my fluoxetine prescription and/or increase my magnesium intake and temporarily decrease my calcium intake, to get my bone density up more significantly.
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