Fosamax
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(alendronate)

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43%
saidit'sworth it
30%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle
  • Not worth it
    Reviewed alendronateon 6/4/2021osteoporosis worsened while taking this medicine
    56
    Woman
    A year or so
    Osteoporosis
  • Not sure
    Big hassle
    Reviewed alendronateon 4/1/2021Should not be taken if you are taking prednisone.
    72
    Woman
    A few months
    Steroid-induced Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Fosamaxon 1/11/2021do not risk bone loss in later years it is common with this drug
    73
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Fosamaxon 11/13/2020I sat upright and took with a large glass of water and still got severe acid reflux. I had issues swallowing and could not lay down flat for a week because of severe burning. I had to stop taking after two weeks due to symptoms.
    60
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed alendronateon 9/16/2020Stopped working after 5 years
    69
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed alendronateon 8/12/2020No, Just NO! After only 3 weeks, I have persistent extreme joint pain in my elbow that is keeping me awake at night and making me modify how I work during the day. I'm wondering how long this will last. I have discontinued using this med.
    61
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed alendronateon 5/25/20209 months out from just 2 doses (35 mg/week) and I am finally recovered from the severe arm, hand, and shoulder pain it triggered. A factor in my adverse reaction to alendronate is likely that I was also taking PPI's, which I learned later amplify absorption of alendronate.
    57
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Fosamaxon 12/6/2019Don’t take unless you are desperate.
    69
    Woman
    Two years or more
    Osteoporosis
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Fosamaxon 10/27/2019Teeth fell out, from calcium loss, and went to my body.
    65
    Woman
    A few months
    Osteoporosis