Fosamax (Alendronate) 5, 10, 35, 70 mg Pills

1707-48Women who have used the most widely used osteoporosis drug, Fosamax, are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common type of chronically irregular heartbeat as are those who have never used it, according to research from Group Health and the University of Washington.

The Seattle study was conducted after two previous studies, including one in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed atrial fibrillation as an unexpected side effect of bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to treat osteoporosis that includes Fosamax, a brand name produced by Merck & Co. A generic version of Fosamax, called alendronate, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year. The scientists tried to find direct link between Fosamax and atrial fibrillation (which can cause palpitations, fainting, fatigue or congestive heart failure and also can lead to blood clots and stroke). For this day results are not proved, so people still continue to buy Fosamax.

In order to make it sure before order Fosamax, you should know everything about this medication and its consequences, including side effects.

Fosamax is a medicine, useful for bone strengthening, slowing down the process of bone removing, by extending bone mass and preventing the cases of fractures, even of the hip and spine, that’s why it is useful for the medical treatment of osteoporosis. Concerning Fosamax dosage, so you should take it during a month, one tablet every morning, before meal with a full glass of water. You should wait approximately 30 minutes before eating, drinking, or taking other medicine. Don’t mix it with mineral water, coffee, orange juice, milk and dairy products. In order to reduce the risk of the heartburn speed up or your esophagus to be harmed, take Fosamax standing or sitting upright.

While going to buy Fosamax, count its possible side effects: an allergic reaction, declaring itself as difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; swallowing, chest pain; pain or burning in the back or under the ribs; or worsening of the heartburn; abdominal discomfort; stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation; headache; muscle, bone, or joint soreness or aches; eye pain; a rash; or an altered sense of taste.

If you notice something unusual while treatment with Fosamax, stop taking the drugs and consult with your health care provider, of course storing medicine out of a reach of children.


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