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Osteoporosis meds and bone collapse: weighing the risks

There are 9 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Osteoporosis meds and bone collapse: weighing the risks. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

We ask the experts to settle common questions we've all wondered about. QUESTION A recent study found that certain drugs used to prevent osteoporosis have been linked to dead bone in some people. via The Globe and Mail

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melody wyatt

West Jordan, UT

#1 May 10, 2008
my mom (69) was put on actonel 1 year ago.....she had previously on fosomax for 1 week.....she said she could,nt walk..i wheeled her around getting test...but it self resolved as she quit the fosomax...last year she had stage 0 pacriatic cancer,she broke her hip the day of the surgury...she was put on actonel, many off the side effects were put down to the whipple procedure she underwent for the cancer...now she is in constant pain in her stomach and esophigus, she took the last pill on 5/6 and she has been in bed all week....i have her going into a gastro-doc on the 23rd...i do not plan to have her back on any of these drugs as they cause her constant pain....i only hope nothing bad has happened from taking it for a year. i wonder how long before they pull this stuff off the market? it pisses me off that with all the redarick they go thru to put out a new drug, how they can keep releasing meds that kill and mame..i took vioxx one time and felt like i was having a heart attack....the doctor said no way was it the vioxx...glad i didn't listen to him....

Chicago, IL

#2 Nov 11, 2011
Patients who have taken Fosamax as treatment for osteoporosis cclaimed to have damaged bone tissues and collapsed joints. This appears to be true nowadays after the dozens of Fosamax lawsuit in courts. http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com/up...

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 18, 2011
With Every medication there are drawbacks, its up to you and your doctor to see if the pros outweigh the cons. Fosamax Lawsuit victims have shown that the cons can be severe but still some drugs still may cause more good than bad. http://www.rotlaw.com/fosamax/

New York, NY

#5 Sep 20, 2012
Despite the increasing number of reports that link Fosamax to adverse effects, the drug is still out in the market as the risks are outnumbered by the benefits. While that may be true, it doesn't downplay the circumstances people had to go through from experiencing its potentially harmful adverse effects. It's best to be updated with recent news about Fosamax, visit http://www.fosamax-lawsuit.net may for comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Lodz, Poland

#6 Sep 21, 2012
Thank you for this informative post. There have been various reports on possible problems after a surgery. Hip replacement is one of the most-discussed due to defective prostheses. Refer to http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for related inputs on surgery problems.
Stela O

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Sep 29, 2012
The questions asked and answered here are fairly common and are a good basis for knowing about what to expect when taking osteoporosis meds. To know more about osteoporosis meds, read here: http://www.fosamaxclassactionlawsuit.com/upda...

Dallas, TX

#8 Oct 5, 2012
Medications are known to carry their own risk of side effects, that's why experts advise every patient to thoroughly weigh the benefits against the risks of a certain medication with their doctors. However, the long-term use of certain osteoporosis medications, like Fosamax for instance, has been under fire in the past few years as it has been reported to cause adverse events including thighbone breaks that may have had some patients checking other available treatment options. If you want to know more about fractures related to Fosamax, http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com may be a good reference.

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Nov 19, 2012
Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. Fosamax alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. It slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent osteoporosis. However, medical professional have been scrutinizing the problems associated with the drug. It has been linked to a rare jawbone disorder, esophageal cancer, chronic irregular heartbeat and unusual bone fractures. There are a number of lawsuits filed against Fosamax maker, which is Merck. You may also refer at http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com for more information.
Nick T

Paradise Valley, AZ

#12 Nov 29, 2012
Osteoporosis drugs have several severe side effects that have been causing a great deal of controversy, such as, osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures. Find out more about it here. http://www.fosamaxclassaction.us/compensation...

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