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What is Fosamax? What are the Risks?
In 2010 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers that bisphosphonate drugs being used to treat patients with osteoporosis were linked to two rare types of thigh fractures. Common sub trochanteric femur fractures are fractures in the bone below the hip joint. Drugs used for this treatment included Fosamax, Fosamax plus D, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia and Reclast.
Although it’s not certain the drug is the cause for the unusual fractures, but they have been mostly been reported by patients prescribed the drug Fosamax. The FDA notes that the fractures may be related to patients who have taken the drug over a long period of time.
FDA Issues Alert to Fosamax Patients
The FDA alert was prompted by a study done by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Subtrochateric Femoral Research. The studies found more than 300 cases of femur fractures, and of those 94% of the patients were taking bisphosphonates, and most of them had been on the drug for over five years. The research also indicated that more than half of the patients had groin and/or thigh pain for many weeks before the fractures.
The FDA also required the drug manufacturers include warning about the possible association between the thigh/femur fractures and the use of bisphosphonates. This warning is included in the “Warnings and Precautions” section of the drug labels.
Over a period of many years, bisphosphonates have been associated with a number of different side effects, which include:
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Femur Fractures
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
- Esophageal Cancer
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