Osteoporosis therapies offer choice

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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have osteoporosis. I was never told to take Fosamax. Why have my doctors prescribed Miacalcin? Do you think Fosamax would be better? I have taken Miacalcin for many years without much success.

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karen-Hampton

Norfolk, VA

#1 Mar 6, 2011
Please, please do not take Fosamax, Boniva, or any bisphosphonates. The verticle femur fracture lawsuits are beginning. Osteonecrosis of the jawbone incidents are increasing. Reflux; atrial fibrillation; extreme acheyness and stiffness. Please read the experiences/testimonials on the www.topix.com Sally Field page. Please read the Jeremy Wheeler story of how he developed the small machine to make bone density testing practical so doctors could diagnose many women with osteoporosis because Fosamax was not selling. He stated he is proud to have "rejiggered the marketplace". We are guinea pigs.
Jeremy Dukes

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Fosamax has been marketed as a bone builder when it fact, it only hardens the bone. Hard bones are brittle and have the tendency to break and fracture. Anyone who used Fosamax and is experiencing bone injuries are entitled to receive compensation from Merck, maker of Fosamax. More updates are available at http://fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/
Fosamax Attorneys

Cleveland, OH

#3 Jun 1, 2011
Contrary to Jeremy Dukes, not everyone who took Fosamax is entitled to compensation. Learn more at www.my-fosamax-lawsuit.com .
Ana M

Anonymous Proxy

#4 Jul 15, 2011
Maybe the reason why the doctors did not prescribe you Fosamax is that this drug is not suited for your bone condition or there are some adverse effects known about the drug which could be fatal to your health. http://www.hiprecalllaw.com
Raymond

Torrance, CA

#5 Jul 21, 2011
Perhaps your doctor believed that Fosamax was not the right treatment for you possibly because you are at high risk of suffering Fosamax side effects. Nonetheless, if your treatment is seemed fruitless, inform your doctor so that he/she can order another therapy.

http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/fo...
John

San Jose, CA

#8 Oct 13, 2011
I believe miacalcin has a different mechanism of action from Fosamax. If you think that your condition is not improving, ask your doctor for other options. Also, if you decide to take Fosamax, confer with your doctor about the risks involved in taking the drug. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com
David

San Jose, CA

#9 Oct 21, 2011
Fosamax has many side effects which you need to be careful of. Many of these side effects have led many to file a Fosamax Lawsuit against Merck. If your doctor thinks alternative methods are available to you then perhaps these methods would be best. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com
Carlos Romano

New York, NY

#11 Feb 17, 2012
It's great to see that those who suffer from osteoporosis have many choices, it is however disturbing the amount of people injured by the illness every year. Many Fosamax lawsuits have been filed because of the injuries suffered by these patients. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Feb 18, 2012
1/3 of people who suffer hip fractures from osteoporosis ...

DIE.

They don't die from broken femurs, but they DO die from broken hips.

Weigh the risks and benefits with your doctor, not strangers on line. It is true. These drugs strengthen bones differently, and that can cause problems.

If you're going to have a problem either way, find out which one is most likely to KILL you.
David

Clarks Summit, PA

#14 Feb 23, 2012
Choices are always much better because in case whatever happens from what one chose, there are still other options. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#15 Feb 23, 2012
David, people file STUPID lawsuits all the time.

This is a CANCER forum. I received not Fosamax but Reclast (Zometa). It may well have saved my life by preventing the spread of breast cancer to my bones.

You keep posting your complaint, and I will keep posting the response: these drugs aren't perfect but THEY SAVE LIVES.
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Several sees the effectiveness of fosamax but a little are aware the side effect of these when using the medication while treating osteoporosis. I discovered this at www.fritzbailey.zoomshare.com
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Saint Petersburg, FL

#19 Aug 23, 2012
Jackie wrote:
Several sees the effectiveness of fosamax but a little are aware the side effect of these when using the medication while treating osteoporosis. I discovered this at www.fritzbailey.zoomshare.com
Jackie, have you ever yourself been given this drug?

Because I certainly was told. In addition, I've never read anything about these drugs that didn't include the warning.

Keeping your bones strong can prevent a met spread to your bones. In other words, it can be life-saving. Sometimes life-saving drugs also have side-effects. I resent lawyers coming in here looking for pockets to pick, and that's how some of the posts here have come across to me.
Priscilla R

Flushing, NY

#20 Sep 4, 2012
There are a number of options for treating osteoporosis besides bisphosphonates that people can avail. The most important thing to consider when choosing treatment is to always be informed as much as possible and to coordinate your therapy with your physician. http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#21 Sep 4, 2012
Priscilla, you do realize that this is a breast cancer forum, right?

And that treatment with bisphosphonates actively prevents breast cancer from spreading to the bones, and that such spread means that the breast cancer is now Stage IV -- terminal?

That it SAVES LIVES?

Get over it, folks. Medications aren't perfect. Don't look for someone to sue every time something unfortunate happens to you. Be glad you're alive. I know I am.
Ben

New City, NY

#22 Oct 10, 2012
Different osteoporosis medications vary considerably in mechanism or how they work. While some medications work in increasing bone density, others work in slowing down the rate of bone loss. That's how bisphosphonates like Fosamax work. Your doctor, being the person who has your medical history may have perceived at the time that Miacalcin suits you better than Fosamax. If you wish to use Fosamax though, discuss with him or her the benefits and weigh them against the risks. If you want to find out more about the adverse effects linked to Fosamax, http://www.fosamax-lawsuit.net contains articles that may be of great help.
Gail Perry

Saint Petersburg, FL

#23 Oct 10, 2012
Ben wrote:
Different osteoporosis medications vary considerably in mechanism or how they work. While some medications work in increasing bone density, others work in slowing down the rate of bone loss. That's how bisphosphonates like Fosamax work. Your doctor, being the person who has your medical history may have perceived at the time that Miacalcin suits you better than Fosamax. If you wish to use Fosamax though, discuss with him or her the benefits and weigh them against the risks. If you want to find out more about the adverse effects linked to Fosamax, http://www.fosamax-lawsuit.net contains articles that may be of great help.
If you want to find out about the side effects of ANY drug, do NOT go to a lawyer's site!(Hint -- they have NOT been to medical school!)

And ... for such a big decision it is always wise to get a second opinion. ASK how the medications work. Doctors know this stuff. ASK about the pros and cons of the different choices. You have a mouth. Use it, and get your information face to face from someone who actually knows how to USE medicine, not how to make money beating up on the doctor who is trying to save your life.

I'm NOT saying doctors are always right or that they never make mistakes. I'm saying that most doctors really do have your best interest at heart. The people who keep coming in here talking about lawsuits are only looking at your wallet ... and theirs. You may get a chunk. They will get part of your chunk AND from hundreds of thousands of other people. Money is at least part of the motivation.

Strong bones save lives, and a lawyer telling you that one drug does this and another does something else DO NOT and CANNOT help you decide which is best for you, because they went to law school, not medical school.

By the way, I am not a medical professional. I'm a cancer survivor, and these "awful" osteoporosis drugs were undoubtedly part of the reason why I'm still here six years later when the surgeon was pretty sure it wasn't going to go that way.
Gwen

San Jose, CA

#24 Feb 15, 2013
There have been a number of individuals who have reported how bad they've gone through fosamax. Some women taking fosamax, for some reasons, suddenly break their leg just by walking, while other reported about jaw problems. There are helpful informations that I have read at the Fosamax Injury Lawsuit Center.

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