About this FactMed analysis covering adverse side effect reports of ALENDRONATE SODIUM patients who developed FALL.

FactMed provides MD-approved analysis to help both patients, researchers, and physicians accurately assess the risk profile for more than 20,000 different pharmaceutical products. The below report offers compiled information from Food & Drug Administration and FactMed user submissions. Between January 2004 and October 2012, 2879 individuals taking ALENDRONATE SODIUM reported FALL to the FDA. A total of 15487 ALENDRONATE SODIUM drug adverse event reaction reports were made with the FDA during this time period. Often the FDA only receives reports of the most critical and severe cases; these numbers may therefore underrepresent the complication rate of the medication.

FDA Research Report

Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between ALENDRONATE SODIUM and FALL. In doing so, we compare ALENDRONATE SODIUM with other drugs that cause FALL, to help you evaluate whether or not ALENDRONATE SODIUM causes FALL. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of ALENDRONATE SODIUM, so you can see if FALL ranks among ALENDRONATE SODIUM's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of ALENDRONATE SODIUM causing FALL: 2879
Reports of any side effect of ALENDRONATE SODIUM : 15487
Percentage of ALENDRONATE SODIUM patients where FALL is a reported side effect: 18.5898%

FDA reports of any drug causing FALL : 96231
Average percentage for all medicated patients where FALL is reported as a complication: 0.6031%

Physician opinion on ALENDRONATE SODIUM as adverse event culprit:

Overall opinion for all reports of this drug:
Most frequent diagnoses/indications for prescribing ALENDRONATE SODIUM:
OSTEOPOROSIS ( 4176 patients )
OSTEOPENIA ( 1009 patients )
DRUG USE FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 1003 patients )
OSTEOPOROSIS PROPHYLAXIS ( 619 patients )
PRODUCT USED FOR UNKNOWN INDICATION ( 597 patients )
PROPHYLAXIS ( 204 patients )
BONE DISORDER ( 161 patients )
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ( 92 patients )
BONE DENSITY DECREASED ( 56 patients )
OSTEOPOROSIS POSTMENOPAUSAL ( 43 patients )
OSTEOARTHRITIS ( 38 patients )
HYPERCALCAEMIA ( 31 patients )
MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION ( 24 patients )
BONE DENSITY ABNORMAL ( 21 patients )
METASTASES TO BONE ( 19 patients )
SPINAL FRACTURE ( 19 patients )
RESORPTION BONE INCREASED ( 18 patients )
OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURE ( 16 patients )
BONE LOSS ( 14 patients )
SPINAL COMPRESSION FRACTURE ( 14 patients )
ILL-DEFINED DISORDER ( 13 patients )
OSTEONECROSIS ( 12 patients )
POSTMENOPAUSE ( 10 patients )
SUPPLEMENTATION THERAPY ( 9 patients )
BACK PAIN ( 9 patients )
POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA ( 9 patients )
MULTIPLE MYELOMA ( 8 patients )
BREAST CANCER ( 8 patients )
ARTHRITIS ( 8 patients )
ADVERSE DRUG REACTION ( 7 patients )
SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS ( 6 patients )
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN ( 6 patients )
SPINAL COLUMN STENOSIS ( 6 patients )
PAIN ( 6 patients )
OSTEITIS DEFORMANS ( 5 patients )
PROSTATE CANCER ( 5 patients )
CALCIUM DEFICIENCY ( 5 patients )
OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA ( 4 patients )
FRACTURE ( 4 patients )
CROHN'S DISEASE ( 4 patients )
HIP FRACTURE ( 3 patients )
SARCOIDOSIS ( 3 patients )
DISEASE COMPLICATION ( 3 patients )
PSORIATIC ARTHROPATHY ( 3 patients )
BONE SCAN ( 3 patients )
PERITONITIS ( 3 patients )
BLOOD CALCIUM ABNORMAL ( 3 patients )
RIB FRACTURE ( 2 patients )
CANCER PAIN ( 2 patients )
HYSTERECTOMY ( 2 patients )
PELVIC FRACTURE ( 2 patients )
STEROID THERAPY ( 2 patients )
SUICIDE ATTEMPT ( 2 patients )
BLOOD CALCIUM DECREASED ( 2 patients )
INSOMNIA ( 2 patients )
OSTEOLYSIS ( 2 patients )
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ( 2 patients )
HYPOTHYROIDISM ( 2 patients )
IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA ( 2 patients )
BONE DECALCIFICATION ( 1 patients )
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION ( 1 patients )
FEMORAL NECK FRACTURE ( 1 patients )
MENOPAUSE ( 1 patients )
OSTEOMYELITIS ( 1 patients )
TAKAYASU'S ARTERITIS ( 1 patients )
BONE DEVELOPMENT ABNORMAL ( 1 patients )
METASTATIC RENAL CELL CARCINOMA ( 1 patients )
GASTRITIS ( 1 patients )
TINNITUS ( 1 patients )
ARTHRALGIA ( 1 patients )
ULCER ( 1 patients )
ARTHROPATHY ( 1 patients )
HYPERTENSION ( 1 patients )
VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTATION ( 1 patients )
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ( 1 patients )
COMPRESSION FRACTURE ( 1 patients )
NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDER ( 1 patients )
BLOOD CALCIUM ( 1 patients )
POLYARTHRITIS ( 1 patients )
ORGAN TRANSPLANT ( 1 patients )
EOSINOPHILIC PNEUMONIA CHRONIC ( 1 patients )
SURGERY ( 1 patients )
BONE DENSITOMETRY ( 1 patients )
JUVENILE ARTHRITIS ( 1 patients )
FOETAL EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ( 1 patients )
TACHYCARDIA ( 1 patients )
ACQUIRED HAEMOPHILIA ( 1 patients )
GASTRIC BYPASS ( 1 patients )
TEMPORAL ARTERITIS ( 1 patients )
ADVERSE EVENT ( 1 patients )
GLOMERULONEPHRITIS MINIMAL LESION ( 1 patients )
TRANSPLANT ( 1 patients )
ROUTINE HEALTH MAINTENANCE ( 1 patients )
VITAMIN D ( 1 patients )
MYALGIA ( 1 patients )
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ( 1 patients )
WRIST FRACTURE ( 1 patients )
COLITIS ULCERATIVE ( 1 patients )
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME ( 1 patients )
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA ( 1 patients )
OESOPHAGEAL SPASM ( 1 patients )
STRESS FRACTURE ( 1 patients )
IMPACTED FRACTURE ( 1 patients )
( 0 patients )
Drugs with high FDA adverse event association with FALL:

FOSAMAX (21241 patients)
FORTEO (10645 patients)
AVONEX (9614 patients)
ASPIRIN (8492 patients)
TYSABRI (6333 patients)
VIOXX (5874 patients)
SEROQUEL (3989 patients)
LASIX (3815 patients)
LIPITOR (3765 patients)
NEXIUM (3646 patients)
LYRICA (3421 patients)
SYNTHROID (3306 patients)
ZOMETA (3245 patients)
COUMADIN (3241 patients)
PREDNISONE (3147 patients)
LISINOPRIL (3143 patients)
NEURONTIN (3080 patients)
ALENDRONATE SODIUM (2879 patients)
HUMIRA (2761 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (2740 patients)
VITAMIN D (2726 patients)
SIMVASTATIN (2711 patients)
OMEPRAZOLE (2689 patients)
ATENOLOL (2605 patients)
PLAVIX (2560 patients)
XANAX (2542 patients)
CYMBALTA (2539 patients)
AMBIEN (2516 patients)
FOLIC ACID (2385 patients)
ZOLOFT (2380 patients)
ENBREL (2361 patients)
DIGOXIN (2267 patients)
PRILOSEC (2210 patients)
FOSAMAX PLUS D (2198 patients)
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (2156 patients)
REBIF (2150 patients)
METHOTREXATE (2147 patients)
CELEBREX (2131 patients)
ZOCOR (2108 patients)
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM (2092 patients)
REMICADE (2019 patients)
OXYCONTIN (1990 patients)
CALCIUM (1961 patients)
AREDIA (1952 patients)
ACETAMINOPHEN (1950 patients)
PROTONIX (1922 patients)
NORVASC (1894 patients)
LORAZEPAM (1873 patients)
LEXAPRO (1843 patients)
VICODIN (1842 patients)
LANTUS (1802 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (1780 patients)
DURAGESIC-100 (1722 patients)
SANDOSTATIN LAR (1705 patients)
GABAPENTIN (1691 patients)
WARFARIN SODIUM (1649 patients)
ACTONEL (1647 patients)
TOPROL-XL (1619 patients)
DIOVAN (1614 patients)
ALBUTEROL (1580 patients)
CRESTOR (1574 patients)
CALCIUM (UNSPECIFIED) (1539 patients)
EFFEXOR (1519 patients)
PAXIL (1501 patients)
CLONAZEPAM (1497 patients)
PREMARIN (1495 patients)
PREVACID (1490 patients)
PERCOCET (1475 patients)
METFORMIN HCL (1472 patients)
PROZAC (1387 patients)
BONIVA (1381 patients)
ATIVAN (1349 patients)
ALLOPURINOL (1302 patients)
ZYPREXA (1299 patients)
METOPROLOL TARTRATE (1257 patients)
VITAMINS (UNSPECIFIED) (1256 patients)
LEVAQUIN (1244 patients)
REVLIMID (1224 patients)
IBUPROFEN (1219 patients)
CALCIUM CARBONATE (1216 patients)
ADVAIR DISKUS 100/50 (1205 patients)
CLOZARIL (1192 patients)
RISPERDAL (1175 patients)
AMLODIPINE (1165 patients)
DIAZEPAM (1164 patients)
BACLOFEN (1159 patients)
MULTI-VITAMIN (1150 patients)
KLONOPIN (1149 patients)
INSULIN (1136 patients)
ALPRAZOLAM (1130 patients)
BETASERON (1130 patients)
CELEXA (1100 patients)
CITALOPRAM HYDROBROMIDE (1093 patients)
TRAMADOL HCL (1089 patients)
ASCORBIC ACID (1087 patients)
BYETTA (1085 patients)
OXYCODONE HCL (1085 patients)
HUMALOG (1082 patients)
DEXAMETHASONE (1078 patients)
PREDNISONE TAB (1060 patients)
COREG (1057 patients)
VITAMIN E (1029 patients)
MORPHINE (1025 patients)
VALIUM (1015 patients)
NITROGLYCERIN (1013 patients)
MULTI-VITAMINS (1007 patients)
DIANEAL (998 patients)
SPIRONOLACTONE (972 patients)
ZANTAC (966 patients)
WELLBUTRIN (958 patients)
LORTAB (957 patients)
SPIRIVA (952 patients)
SINGULAIR (949 patients)
VITAMIN D (UNSPECIFIED) (946 patients)
TRAZODONE HCL (944 patients)
PREDNISOLONE (941 patients)
CHANTIX (940 patients)
EXELON (938 patients)
ZYRTEC (937 patients)
ZOLEDRONOC ACID (933 patients)
RAMIPRIL (927 patients)
ZOFRAN (894 patients)
METOPROLOL (891 patients)
FLEXERIL (883 patients)
GLUCOPHAGE (879 patients)
EVISTA (874 patients)
ARICEPT (873 patients)
[THERAPY UNSPECIFIED] (871 patients)
FENTANYL (866 patients)
NAMENDA (850 patients)
COZAAR (846 patients)
ACTOS (834 patients)
VITAMIN B-12 (818 patients)
ALLEGRA (816 patients)
ENALAPRIL MALEATE (806 patients)
TEGRETOL (804 patients)
FLOMAX (796 patients)
DECADRON (795 patients)
PRADAXA (784 patients)
TYLENOL (CAPLET) (775 patients)
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL (760 patients)
ZETIA (759 patients)
AMOXICILLIN (756 patients)
LOVENOX (753 patients)
KEPPRA (752 patients)
COLACE (751 patients)
EFFEXOR XR (741 patients)
LAMICTAL (724 patients)
ELAVIL (713 patients)
ALDACTONE (708 patients)
FISH OIL (706 patients)
HYDROCODONE (706 patients)
DEPAKOTE (705 patients)
ULTRAM (703 patients)
EXJADE (691 patients)
DILAUDID (687 patients)
DILANTIN (682 patients)
ARIMIDEX (682 patients)
GLIPIZIDE (681 patients)
AVANDIA (678 patients)
LANSOPRAZOLE (672 patients)
REGLAN (671 patients)
LOPRESSOR (670 patients)
POTASSIUM (668 patients)
GLYBURIDE (663 patients)
MIRTAZAPINE (661 patients)
CLONIDINE (655 patients)
FEMARA (653 patients)
HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE (645 patients)
TRACLEER (644 patients)
TEMAZEPAM (643 patients)
BENADRYL (642 patients)
TYLENOL (642 patients)
TOPAMAX (632 patients)
METFORMIN (632 patients)
ALTACE (630 patients)
MORPHINE SULFATE (627 patients)
FERROUS SULFATE TAB (617 patients)
RANITIDINE (610 patients)
COMPAZINE (609 patients)
HEPARIN SODIUM INJECTION (605 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN (604 patients)
VELCADE (599 patients)
FLONASE (590 patients)
CLOZAPINE (589 patients)
PEPCID (586 patients)
LEVOXYL (582 patients)
SOMA (582 patients)
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE (573 patients)
PROVIGIL (571 patients)
CARVEDILOL (569 patients)
NAPROXEN (569 patients)
RECLAST (568 patients)
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE (561 patients)
FLUOXETINE (557 patients)
AMARYL (552 patients)
KLOR-CON (551 patients)
ZOLPIDEM (546 patients)
PANTOPRAZOLE (542 patients)
CEPHALEXIN (540 patients)
CLARITIN (540 patients)
CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS NOS (534 patients)
ARANESP (531 patients)
SINEMET (528 patients)
ACIPHEX (526 patients)
REQUIP (524 patients)
VERAPAMIL (521 patients)
PROMETHAZINE (521 patients)
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE (520 patients)
IRON (519 patients)
Most common side effects for patients taking ALENDRONATE SODIUM:
FEMUR FRACTURE (4593 patients)
FALL (2879 patients)
LOW TURNOVER OSTEOPATHY (2222 patients)
OSTEOARTHRITIS (1728 patients)
ARTHRALGIA (1680 patients)
HYPERTENSION (1357 patients)
PAIN IN EXTREMITY (1351 patients)
STRESS FRACTURE (1293 patients)
ANXIETY (1255 patients)
BACK PAIN (1082 patients)
DEPRESSION (1066 patients)
HYPERLIPIDAEMIA (1048 patients)
GASTROOESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (1045 patients)
BONE DISORDER (1035 patients)
TOOTH DISORDER (1022 patients)
FATIGUE (968 patients)
NAUSEA (941 patients)
PAIN (908 patients)
ANAEMIA (902 patients)
OSTEOPOROSIS (850 patients)
URINARY TRACT INFECTION (838 patients)
OEDEMA PERIPHERAL (813 patients)
DIARRHOEA (790 patients)
FOOT FRACTURE (784 patients)
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY (781 patients)
ARTHROPATHY (780 patients)
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION (756 patients)
IMPAIRED HEALING (742 patients)
BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED (736 patients)
PNEUMONIA (735 patients)
CATARACT (723 patients)
DYSPNOEA (717 patients)
BURSITIS (717 patients)
HEADACHE (714 patients)
ARTHRITIS (713 patients)
DIZZINESS (702 patients)
SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS (698 patients)
INSOMNIA (686 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS OF JAW (679 patients)
PYREXIA (651 patients)
ASTHENIA (646 patients)
GAIT DISTURBANCE (643 patients)
CHEST PAIN (626 patients)
CONSTIPATION (611 patients)
CONTUSION (603 patients)
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROTRUSION (603 patients)
DRUG INEFFECTIVE (601 patients)
HAEMORRHOIDS (590 patients)
BRONCHITIS (576 patients)
FRACTURE NONUNION (557 patients)
ADVERSE DRUG REACTION (541 patients)
VOMITING (533 patients)
MUSCLE SPASMS (525 patients)
DIVERTICULUM (521 patients)
HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA (513 patients)
RIB FRACTURE (510 patients)
COUGH (506 patients)
FRACTURE (500 patients)
DENTAL CARIES (493 patients)
DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY (486 patients)
ROTATOR CUFF SYNDROME (485 patients)
ANAEMIA POSTOPERATIVE (484 patients)
ASTHMA (475 patients)
DEVICE FAILURE (471 patients)
OSTEOPENIA (455 patients)
MALAISE (454 patients)
MYALGIA (445 patients)
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (443 patients)
RASH (432 patients)
CELLULITIS (423 patients)
ADVERSE EVENT (421 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN (398 patients)
HERPES ZOSTER (398 patients)
HIATUS HERNIA (395 patients)
WEIGHT DECREASED (393 patients)
HYPOTHYROIDISM (389 patients)
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (388 patients)
WEIGHT INCREASED (387 patients)
SCOLIOSIS (387 patients)
HAEMORRHAGIC ANAEMIA (386 patients)
EXOSTOSIS (385 patients)
HYPOAESTHESIA (377 patients)
SCIATICA (367 patients)
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (344 patients)
SPINAL COLUMN STENOSIS (342 patients)
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (339 patients)
PARAESTHESIA (339 patients)
MUSCULAR WEAKNESS (338 patients)
GASTRITIS (333 patients)
ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT (330 patients)
FOOT DEFORMITY (329 patients)
HYPOTENSION (326 patients)
DEHYDRATION (324 patients)
SINUSITIS (323 patients)
BONE DENSITY DECREASED (319 patients)
INFECTION (318 patients)
HYPOKALAEMIA (317 patients)
DECREASED APPETITE (317 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (315 patients)
SYNCOPE (312 patients)
RHINITIS ALLERGIC (309 patients)
OSTEOMYELITIS (308 patients)
UTERINE DISORDER (305 patients)
MUSCLE STRAIN (304 patients)
COLONIC POLYP (303 patients)
HYPONATRAEMIA (302 patients)
BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASED (301 patients)
NEUROPATHY PERIPHERAL (298 patients)
PRURITUS (298 patients)
OSTEONECROSIS (296 patients)
URINARY INCONTINENCE (294 patients)
HIP FRACTURE (294 patients)
TOOTH FRACTURE (289 patients)
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (289 patients)
DYSPEPSIA (288 patients)
PALPITATIONS (284 patients)
DYSPHAGIA (279 patients)
LUNG NEOPLASM (276 patients)
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (273 patients)
LIGAMENT SPRAIN (273 patients)
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (268 patients)
HYPERSENSITIVITY (268 patients)
GALLBLADDER DISORDER (264 patients)
UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION (262 patients)
JOINT SWELLING (261 patients)
HAEMOGLOBIN DECREASED (259 patients)
NECK PAIN (257 patients)
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER (253 patients)
TENDONITIS (251 patients)
SPINAL DISORDER (248 patients)
RENAL FAILURE ACUTE (247 patients)
CARDIAC MURMUR (247 patients)
SEPSIS (245 patients)
OVERDOSE (244 patients)
JOINT EFFUSION (243 patients)
WRIST FRACTURE (243 patients)
RENAL FAILURE (241 patients)
APPENDIX DISORDER (237 patients)
MENISCUS LESION (236 patients)
ANKLE FRACTURE (234 patients)
CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT (233 patients)
INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE (231 patients)
CARDIAC DISORDER (231 patients)
LUMBAR RADICULOPATHY (231 patients)
SPONDYLOLISTHESIS (229 patients)
PULMONARY EMBOLISM (228 patients)
LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS (227 patients)
SLEEP DISORDER (226 patients)
GINGIVAL DISORDER (225 patients)
SPINAL COMPRESSION FRACTURE (224 patients)
POLLAKIURIA (223 patients)
BALANCE DISORDER (222 patients)
CALCIUM DEFICIENCY (222 patients)
TONSILLAR DISORDER (220 patients)
ORAL DISORDER (220 patients)
FRACTURE DELAYED UNION (220 patients)
RENAL CYST (219 patients)
DIABETES MELLITUS (218 patients)
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (216 patients)
TINNITUS (216 patients)
CONDITION AGGRAVATED (216 patients)
LEUKOCYTOSIS (212 patients)
CONFUSIONAL STATE (212 patients)
DYSLIPIDAEMIA (211 patients)
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (211 patients)
MUSCULOSKELETAL CHEST PAIN (210 patients)
CARDIAC FAILURE CONGESTIVE (210 patients)
NEPHROLITHIASIS (210 patients)
ABDOMINAL PAIN UPPER (208 patients)
VERTIGO (208 patients)
SKIN LESION (208 patients)
OEDEMA (206 patients)
DRY MOUTH (206 patients)
STRESS (206 patients)
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK (205 patients)
BREAST CANCER (205 patients)
ERYTHEMA (205 patients)
HAND FRACTURE (201 patients)
HAEMATOMA (201 patients)
CYST (201 patients)
RADICULOPATHY (200 patients)
FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE (199 patients)
SINUS DISORDER (198 patients)
MEMORY IMPAIRMENT (198 patients)
TACHYCARDIA (195 patients)
BONE PAIN (194 patients)
TIBIA FRACTURE (193 patients)
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME (192 patients)
MIGRAINE (191 patients)
CONVULSION (190 patients)
HOT FLUSH (190 patients)
MULTIPLE FRACTURES (188 patients)
ALOPECIA (188 patients)
ORAL INFECTION (188 patients)
RESPIRATORY FAILURE (187 patients)
DRUG INTERACTION (187 patients)
BREAST DISORDER (187 patients)
LACERATION (186 patients)
ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT (185 patients)
CERUMEN IMPACTION (185 patients)
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME (181 patients)
RADIUS FRACTURE (181 patients)
DYSPHONIA (181 patients)
JAW DISORDER (180 patients)
ATROPHIC VULVOVAGINITIS (180 patients)
JOINT DISLOCATION (179 patients)
DYSURIA (177 patients)
FIBROMYALGIA (175 patients)
JOINT INJURY (174 patients)
IRON DEFICIENCY ANAEMIA (174 patients)

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QUESTION
SPINAL MENINGEAL CYST
Been taking alendronate for 5 years. Recently experiencing severe leg pain. MRI shows cyst on my spine. Could there be. Correlation between this drug and the cyst? 2015-04-23 20:50:12
QUESTION
PSORIASIS
I started taking alendronate sodium 3 months ago. I have always had psoriasis on my hands and use a prescribed medication which keeps it under control. At the same time I started taking alendronate I devoloped an itchy rash that moved up my arms to the elbows and up my legs to the knees. There are white patches up my arms and legs where the psoriasis spread. My doctor prescribed the same cream for this rash as for my hands. It is not helping and the psoriasis on my hands is also worse and no longer healing. Do you think this psoriasis is a result of my taking alendronate? What can I take or do to heal this psoriasis? 2015-09-13 11:32:54
QUESTION
THROMBOCYTOSIS
can ALENDRONATE causes TRHOMBOCYTOSIS? 2015-12-07 19:43:32
QUESTION
TINNITUS
I developed Tinnitis a few years ago. I also started taking Alendronate Sodium a few years ago. If I stop taking this drug will this Tinnitis go away? This ringing in my ears is terrible and I want so badly to get rid of it. Thank you for any help or suggestions you can make. 2016-05-14 00:50:56
QUESTION
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS
I have been struggling with s great deal of stiffness for the past 9 months - during which time I have been taking genetic Fosamax. I have had multiple MRIs and been through physical therapy 6 weeks plus specialized massage therapy (myofascial release) essentially to no avail. I am a reasonably active 73 year old working a few part time jobs, also walk for exercise plus we travel. All with a certain amount of discomfort that no one can figure out. This week after taking my once weekly tablet my throat closed up. I was wheezing, am still coughing (day 3) plus my throat is sore and I am very hoarse. Something made me think of the Fosamax, Probably because I had just taken it 4 hours earlier. I do not plan to take another. I am hoping to make a full recovery by avoiding further dosages. Basically not a happy camper! 2016-06-16 22:31:06
QUESTION
MUSCULOSKELETAL STIFFNESS
I have been struggling with s great deal of stiffness for the past 9 months - during which time I have been taking genetic Fosamax. I have had multiple MRIs and been through physical therapy 6 weeks plus specialized massage therapy (myofascial release) essentially to no avail. I am a reasonably active 73 year old working a few part time jobs, also walk for exercise plus we travel. All with a certain amount of discomfort that no one can figure out. This week after taking my once weekly tablet my throat closed up. I was wheezing, am still coughing (day 3) plus my throat is sore and I am very hoarse. Something made me think of the Fosamax, Probably because I had just taken it 4 hours earlier. I do not plan to take another. I am hoping to make a full recovery by avoiding further dosages. Basically not a happy camper! 2016-06-16 22:33:19
QUESTION
SUDDEN HEARING LOSS
I have sudden hearing loss after 2 months taking Alondronate sodium bisphosnate pills,once a week-35mgs.can meds be the cause? 2016-06-30 13:26:38
QUESTION
BLOOD URINE
Passing blood after taking alendronic 70mg once tablet my age is 78 is it safe to stop? 2016-08-08 09:00:09
QUESTION
TENDON PAIN
I have developed tendonitis in both wrists......no injury, just appeared. Now I am wondering if this is a side effect from taking alendronate sodium tabs....have been taking for years. Anyone else have similar problem? 2016-09-10 23:33:08
QUESTION
ARTHRITIS
After being on Alendronate for 2 years, I have experienced the following: Increase in cavities and 2 broken teeth (previously crowned). Severe back pains that radiated to front. First one side, then the other, each taking about 3 to 4 weeks to resolve. Doctor said it was likely arthritis. After researching side affects, I decided to stop the alendronate. The excruciating back problems resolved. Now I am having severe pain and swelling in my feet. In the am when I rise, the pain is about a 12!! Eventually the pain lessons, but never goes away! I cannot wear any of my shoes!! Had ultrasound (DVT), blood work and x rays. Blood work showed a high level of inflammation (6.0). Dr couldn't explain cause, ordered pain meds, told to elevate and ice. Now I am reading that this medication has caused some people to get Rheumatoid arthritis!! This medicine is poison. I was reluctant to start it due to problems I read about. Doctor said, "You HAVE TO TAKE IT". She basically scared me into it. I am so, so sorry I ever took this stuff. Have others experienced all or some of these issues? 2016-09-15 12:24:07
QUESTION
OSTEOARTHRITIS
After being on Alendronate for over 5 years, I have experienced osteoarthritis, low calcium level, increased musculoskeletal pain, severe stomach pain, irregular heart beats, increase in blood pressure without diagnosis of hypertension, uncontrollable pulse rates, feeling tired most of the time, loss of hair, lower extremity cramps. I am told this comes from having taken Alendronate. Is this true? 2016-09-26 16:01:45
QUESTION
ANKLE DEFORMITY
I had been on Alendronate for three years. Facing dental surgery, I was told to get off of it for four months. I went off of it the last week in June, 2016 and the first week in July I experienced pain in my ankle joints to the point of which I could not walk ! It came out of nowhere. I am a housewife, retired, and not an athlete where this pain would be understandable . I do connect it too coming off of the Alendronate. Since July, 2016, I have been to my internist, rheumatoid arthritic Doctor, orthopedic doctor and now to a foot and ankle Doctor. I have been put on sulindac for approximately 6 weeks, prednisone for a month (where it helped my right ankle but not my left) and starting today I will be taking methylprednisolone. I have been fitted with an air cast and had an MR I done this past Saturday December 3,2016. I am at wits end with the pain. A searing pain in my ankle bone which is only relieved When I go to bed at night. I have also tried reflexology for six weeks with some relief but not sustaining relief. Wanted to tell my story since all the doctors I have seen told me it is not a reaction to getting off this med. I truly beg to differ. After seeing the postings on this site, gives me comfort in knowing similar symptoms have been experienced by others. Any suggestions please? 2016-12-05 08:27:21
QUESTION
ARTHRITIS
I don't see an answer to any of these questions so why bother asking? 2017-01-04 12:23:15
QUESTION
OSTEOARTHRITIS
A few years ago, I took Actonel. I realized it was causing my joint pain and I also could not move my left leg. This cleared up a few months after being off of it. Now, years later, another doctor put me on Alendronate Sodium tablets (once a week) for osteoporosis. I have been going around to several doctors because something is wrong with my left knee and I walk with a limp. 3 doctors told me I have osteoarthritis. I'm just realizing that these forms of Fosamax are causing all my problems. I have gone off of this medication again and I am hoping that my osteoarthritis in my left knee will go away. It has been three weeks and it seems to be getting better. I have got to stay off of these drugs!! 2017-01-22 10:49:45
QUESTION
DYSPHAGIA
Wer den Beitrag und seine Kommentare nach (jetzt) einem Tag liest, bekommt fast den Eindruck, dass die Papier-Welt diese Diskussion lieber vermeiden möchte. Statt irgend ein belegbares Argument FÃœR das eigene Produkt in den Ring zu werfen, haut man mit einem interessanten Reflex auf den “Gegner” ein und weidet sich an den “Fehlern” bzw. &#ae80;Ungen2uigkeit2n” des Artikels. Eine sachliche Auseinandersetzung sieht wohl anders aus. 2017-03-20 08:35:15
QUESTION
VASCULITIS
can alendronate cause coutaneus vasculitis? 2017-04-08 01:39:16

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