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

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, 1728 individuals taking ALENDRONATE SODIUM reported OSTEOARTHRITIS 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.

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Introduction This page is designed to help you determine the relationship, if any, between ALENDRONATE SODIUM and OSTEOARTHRITIS. In doing so, we compare ALENDRONATE SODIUM with other drugs that cause OSTEOARTHRITIS, to help you evaluate whether or not ALENDRONATE SODIUM causes OSTEOARTHRITIS. Likewise, this page shows the most highly-reported side effects of ALENDRONATE SODIUM, so you can see if OSTEOARTHRITIS ranks among ALENDRONATE SODIUM's most well-known side effects.
Summary Statistics
Reports of ALENDRONATE SODIUM causing OSTEOARTHRITIS: 1728
Reports of any side effect of ALENDRONATE SODIUM : 15487
Percentage of ALENDRONATE SODIUM patients where OSTEOARTHRITIS is a reported side effect: 11.1577%

FDA reports of any drug causing OSTEOARTHRITIS : 17697
Average percentage for all medicated patients where OSTEOARTHRITIS is reported as a complication: 0.1109%

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 OSTEOARTHRITIS:

FOSAMAX (14625 patients)
VIOXX (4661 patients)
ZOMETA (3439 patients)
ASPIRIN (2617 patients)
AREDIA (2242 patients)
ALENDRONATE SODIUM (1728 patients)
PREDNISONE (1685 patients)
NEXIUM (1547 patients)
CELEBREX (1423 patients)
FOSAMAX PLUS D (1420 patients)
SYNTHROID (1397 patients)
LIPITOR (1360 patients)
PRILOSEC (1234 patients)
COUMADIN (1224 patients)
LASIX (1223 patients)
LEVAQUIN (1201 patients)
HUMIRA (1147 patients)
AMBIEN (1138 patients)
NEURONTIN (1103 patients)
PROTONIX (1102 patients)
LISINOPRIL (1074 patients)
ENBREL (1055 patients)
CALCIUM (UNSPECIFIED) (1016 patients)
VICODIN (984 patients)
SEROQUEL (975 patients)
ZOCOR (929 patients)
METHOTREXATE (928 patients)
PREMARIN (918 patients)
XANAX (906 patients)
PERCOCET (902 patients)
OXYCONTIN (883 patients)
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (874 patients)
ZOLOFT (858 patients)
ATENOLOL (848 patients)
VITAMINS (UNSPECIFIED) (844 patients)
FOLIC ACID (820 patients)
BONIVA (807 patients)
PREVACID (798 patients)
ALBUTEROL (794 patients)
DEXAMETHASONE (751 patients)
VITAMIN D (732 patients)
IBUPROFEN (725 patients)
FUROSEMIDE (724 patients)
AVONEX (724 patients)
DECADRON (703 patients)
ACTONEL (695 patients)
NORVASC (688 patients)
AMOXICILLIN (670 patients)
FORTEO (667 patients)
DURAGESIC-100 (664 patients)
TOPROL-XL (655 patients)
LORTAB (655 patients)
OMEPRAZOLE (654 patients)
LEXAPRO (629 patients)
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE (619 patients)
SIMVASTATIN (617 patients)
ACETAMINOPHEN (609 patients)
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (609 patients)
LYRICA (608 patients)
MULTI-VITAMINS (607 patients)
ARIMIDEX (605 patients)
CALCIUM (600 patients)
FEMARA (596 patients)
[THERAPY UNSPECIFIED] (595 patients)
ATIVAN (592 patients)
FLEXERIL (591 patients)
VITAMIN D (UNSPECIFIED) (586 patients)
CLINDAMYCIN (581 patients)
OXYCODONE HCL (572 patients)
PLAVIX (561 patients)
VITAMIN E (554 patients)
PAXIL (552 patients)
THALIDOMIDE (551 patients)
PROZAC (550 patients)
GABAPENTIN (549 patients)
CYMBALTA (545 patients)
TAXOTERE (544 patients)
EFFEXOR (542 patients)
ZOFRAN (538 patients)
LORAZEPAM (530 patients)
MORPHINE (521 patients)
ASCORBIC ACID (513 patients)
DIOVAN (513 patients)
ADVAIR DISKUS 100/50 (508 patients)
ZANTAC (501 patients)
ALPRAZOLAM (500 patients)
CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS NOS (500 patients)
DIGOXIN (499 patients)
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM (479 patients)
RADIATION THERAPY (473 patients)
WARFARIN SODIUM (472 patients)
FENTANYL (469 patients)
CALCIUM CARBONATE (462 patients)
ACCUTANE (461 patients)
PREDNISONE TAB (451 patients)
DILAUDID (447 patients)
PERIDEX (433 patients)
ZYRTEC (430 patients)
CRESTOR (429 patients)
ELAVIL (428 patients)
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE (424 patients)
FASLODEX (424 patients)
AROMASIN (424 patients)
ZITHROMAX (420 patients)
REGLAN (419 patients)
WELLBUTRIN (412 patients)
CELEXA (407 patients)
LOVENOX (402 patients)
ARANESP (397 patients)
CIPROFLOXACIN (397 patients)
CEPHALEXIN (397 patients)
ALLEGRA (396 patients)
PROCRIT /00909301/ (394 patients)
KEFLEX (390 patients)
COLACE (389 patients)
XELODA (372 patients)
COMPAZINE (372 patients)
ALLOPURINOL (366 patients)
DARVOCET-N 100 (360 patients)
SINGULAIR (360 patients)
AUGMENTIN '125' (357 patients)
AVELOX (355 patients)
REVLIMID (355 patients)
HYDROCODONE (355 patients)
PEPCID (347 patients)
NITROGLYCERIN (346 patients)
ULTRAM (342 patients)
HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE (340 patients)
VALIUM (339 patients)
FLONASE (338 patients)
DIFLUCAN (334 patients)
CLONAZEPAM (331 patients)
MEGACE (330 patients)
PREMPRO (330 patients)
MORPHINE SULFATE (329 patients)
MS CONTIN (327 patients)
FLAGYL (325 patients)
INSULIN (325 patients)
METFORMIN HCL (323 patients)
DIAZEPAM (319 patients)
CIPRO (318 patients)
CYTOXAN (316 patients)
METOPROLOL TARTRATE (315 patients)
CALCIUM (UNSPECIFIED) AND VITAMIN D (UNSPECIFIED) (314 patients)
COZAAR (314 patients)
KLOR-CON (307 patients)
SPIRIVA (306 patients)
COREG (304 patients)
TRAMADOL HCL (303 patients)
NAPROXEN (302 patients)
BEXTRA (301 patients)
MOBIC (297 patients)
KLONOPIN (295 patients)
ADRIAMYCIN PFS (294 patients)
HORMONES (UNSPECIFIED) (291 patients)
PLAQUENIL (290 patients)
PRAVACHOL (289 patients)
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL (287 patients)
EVISTA (287 patients)
TYLENOL (286 patients)
TYLENOL-500 (284 patients)
HERCEPTIN (282 patients)
REMICADE (279 patients)
ACIPHEX (277 patients)
FLUCONAZOLE (276 patients)
OXYCODONE (273 patients)
LOPRESSOR (273 patients)
TYLENOL (CAPLET) (272 patients)
GLUCOSAMINE (270 patients)
FLOMAX (269 patients)
LANTUS (269 patients)
VELCADE (269 patients)
TEMAZEPAM (267 patients)
ACTOS (266 patients)
TRAZODONE HCL (264 patients)
NYSTATIN (262 patients)
VANCOMYCIN (261 patients)
VITAMIN B-12 (261 patients)
CLARITIN (260 patients)
GLUCOPHAGE (258 patients)
METRONIDAZOLE (256 patients)
METOPROLOL (255 patients)
CLONIDINE (251 patients)
RESTORIL (249 patients)
ACETAMINOPHEN AND HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE (248 patients)
DOXYCYCLINE (246 patients)
ZESTRIL (246 patients)
ACYCLOVIR (244 patients)
SOMA (241 patients)
IRON (241 patients)
PROVERA (241 patients)
BACTRIM (240 patients)
PROMETHAZINE (240 patients)
TAXOL (238 patients)
CORTICOSTEROIDS (UNSPECIFIED) (238 patients)
DARVOCET-N 50 (236 patients)
ALTACE (236 patients)
FERROUS SULFATE TAB (235 patients)
SPIRONOLACTONE (235 patients)
MIRALAX (235 patients)
LUPRON (233 patients)
RANITIDINE (232 patients)
ACCUPRIL (230 patients)
CARBOPLATIN (226 patients)
LOTREL (224 patients)
FISH OIL (223 patients)
AZITHROMYCIN (222 patients)
ZETIA (218 patients)
PROCHLORPERAZINE (218 patients)
METOCLOPRAMIDE (217 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