Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Ris...

Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

There are 17 comments on the HON story from Jan 11, 2011, titled Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults. In it, HON reports that:

Epilepsy drugs increase older adults' risk for bone fractures, a new study shows.

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david

Torrance, CA

#2 Aug 12, 2011
That news is quite ponderous. Even the bone-strengthening drug Fosamax is believed to adversely cause a low-impact thigh bone fracture after prolonged use. Many people who suffered such fate are now considering a Fosamax lawsuit against.
Merck.

http://www.fo samaxfemurf racturelawsuit.com

Since: Aug 10

Guilin, China

#3 Aug 12, 2011
Epilepsy is a chronil disease characterized by sudden and transient dysfunction of the brain due to pathological abnormal electro-discharge of the nerve cells in the brain. According to the position of the nerve cells and the affected area by the electro-discharge, there are single or mixed symptoms in clinic such as motorial or sensory disturbance, disturbance of consciousness and behaviors, dysfunction of autonomic nerve. Patients may present with symptoms of sudden faint, unconsciousness. convulsion, foaming of drool at the mouth angle, screaming like a pig or sheep, upward staring of the eyes. The term of "'epilepsy" can also be found in TCM. It mainly results from prenatal factors such as family hereditary history. If the pregnant woman suffers from sudden fright, or has a fever, or takes improper drugs.
John

San Jose, CA

#4 Oct 13, 2011
It's alarming to find out drugs that may increase your risk of sustaining fractures. On a similar thought, bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax were also found to have increase the risk of incurring a low-impact type of fracture on the femur. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com
Pharmafia

Winkler, Canada

#5 Oct 13, 2011
Drugs have side effects. Drugs provide obscene profit. We won't be swayed from making profit by the maiming or killing of a few thousand people. Get over it.
Nae Ann

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 29, 2011
With this piece of information, you should surely ask a medical expert first before taking any medication to avoid any untoward incident. For instance, the manufacturing company Johnson and Johnson recalled its product for hip replacements due to its defectiveness (see http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/ ). You should know about information like this first before deciding to avail a product.
FBOMBER

Canada

#7 Nov 29, 2011
Nae Ann wrote:
With this piece of information, you should surely ask a medical expert first before taking any medication to avoid any untoward incident. For instance, the manufacturing company Johnson and Johnson recalled its product for hip replacements due to its defectiveness (see http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/ ). You should know about information like this first before deciding to avail a product.
medical-expert..oxymoron
Lyn

New York, NY

#8 Dec 20, 2011
According to medical experts, hip fractures most usually occur from a fall or from a direct blow to the side of the hip. Additionally, some medical conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer, or stress injuries can weaken the bone and make the hip more susceptible to breaking. In severe cases, it is possible for the hip to break with the patient merely standing on the leg and twisting. Now, with this new study saying that epilepsy drugs increase older adults' risk for bone fractures, there is another reason for people to watch out for the side effects of their medication. Harmful and defective medication and medical devices should be pulled out by their manufacturers. Just like the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. These two devices have been manufactured and marketed since 2003 by DePuy. DePuy is a subsidiary company of Johnson and Johnson who issued a worldwide recall of their hip replacement products. With lawsuits piling up worldwide, DePuy should duly address the hip replacement problems encountered by its clients. It is also best that they would disseminate more information about defective hip replacement symptoms so that the patients would be given immediate medical attention. More information here: http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com .
David

Clarks Summit, PA

#9 Feb 22, 2012
One of the best drug example for this is Fosamax with reports of femur fractures happening to many people who have been using the drug. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fo...
Erica Lovato

Clarks Summit, PA

#10 Mar 16, 2012
Getting to know that these types of drugs can cause fracture risks is distrubing. This side effect is similar those who have filed a Fosamax lawsuit claiming the drug has similar side effects on them.
http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
Keller B

Hillsboro, OR

#11 Sep 21, 2012
This provides more warning for elderly to be better aware of the medications they've been prescribed. May they use it well. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com/femu...
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