The Effect of Biphosponates as Treatm...

The Effect of Biphosponates as Treatment for Osteoporosis

There are 7 comments on the story from May 17, 2012, titled The Effect of Biphosponates as Treatment for Osteoporosis. In it, reports that:

This week the Food and Drug Administration issued a report on the long term use of biphosponates-the main class of drugs prescribed to treat osteoporosis.A Sold under various brand names these medications are given at the time of diagnosis, but whether therapy should be indefinite or time limited is not clear.

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West Chicago, IL

#1 May 18, 2012
Things like this should be informed on the users of this drug so that they can consult their doctor and decide if they still want to continue using it.
Diana Fergusson

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 May 21, 2012
I agree. I've been on Fosamax for 6 years now. I'm 49 years old. It's very scary to now hear that perhaps I should NOT have been taking this drug due to the side effects! Difficult being the patient when some doctors say TAKE IT and others say DON'T!! I don't know WHAT to do currentlyo!!!

Lodz, Poland

#3 Jul 21, 2012
The FDA's actual ruling has been given already regarding this topic. Federal regulators agree that treatment with Fosamax or any biphosphonates should be time-limited but they aren't certain as to exactly how much time they should limit it to.
Diana Price

West Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 2, 2012
Many individuals may wonder why bisphosphonates were not recalled yet. This is because there are still many benefits that can be derive from it. People just need to be more careful.

West Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 3, 2012
Although it has been established that medications may come with their own side effects,it is more than daunting to know that bisphosphonates may have the ability to cause even more bone health problems, the very reason why they are even being taken. Despite this, it is always encouraged take into consideration the benefits against the risks. If harm has still been experienced despite the utmost precaution, may information of great help.
Kurth H

Hillsboro, OR

#6 Sep 29, 2012
It is encouraging to know that the FDA supports the warnings from customers regarding the health risks of long-term Bisphosphonate use. However they need to clarify the duration of safely taking bisphosphonates so that doctor's can recommend the optimal time limit to restrict its use.

Burbank, CA

#7 Nov 23, 2012
It has been widely-documented that Fosamax is associated with two rare but serious health problems osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures. Osteonecrosis of the jaw develops when the jaw bone fails to heal after a minor injury for example, the type of injury sometimes caused by getting a tooth pulled. In numerous cases of women who had taken the drug for long periods of time, their femur bones had just snapped while doing little more than taking a walk. For more information, you may refer at

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