Fosamax side effects

Fosamax side effects :
a look at Purpose, Interactions and Warnings

Fosamax (Alendronate) is used to prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life). Alendronate is also used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who have developed the disease due to natural causes or because they took corticosteroids (a type of medication that may cause osteoporosis). Alendronate is also used to treat Paget's disease of the bone (a condition in which the body replaces healthy bones with weak bones). Alendronate is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness) to make bones stronger and less likely to break.

Observed Fosamax side effects

Along with its needed effects, there may be unwanted ones. Although not all of these Doxycycline side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More Commonly Observed

Abdominal pain.

Less Commonly Observed

Difficulty in swallowing; heartburn ; irritation or pain of the esophagus; muscle pain.

Rarely Observed

Skin rash.

Other Fosamax side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

Less Commonly Observed

Constipation; diarrhea; full or bloated feeling; gas; headache; nausea.

Other Fosamax side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

Sources : The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

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