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Fosamax Osteoarthritis Side Effects

Fosamax Osteoarthritis Side Effect Reports


The following Fosamax Osteoarthritis side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Osteoarthritis, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Fosamax or it might take time to develop.



Femur Fracture, Osteoporosis, Low Turnover Osteopathy, Burns Second Degree, Cartilage Injury, Osteoarthritis, Fall, Foot Fracture

This Osteoarthritis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Fosamax (dosage: NA), which was started on 1974. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fosamax the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy
  • Burns Second Degree
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fall
  • Foot Fracture
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Fosamax.
Osteoarthritis, Anaemia, Arrhythmia, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Nasopharyngitis, Cardiac Murmur, Constipation

This Osteoarthritis Fosamax side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 24, 2014. A Female , weighting 207.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fosamax. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anaemia
  • Arrhythmia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Cardiac Murmur
  • Constipation
. Fosamax dosage: 70 Mg, Qw. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Alendronate Sodium (70 Mg, Unk)
  • Calcium D3 (1 Pill A Day)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Femur Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Osteoarthritis, Ligament Sprain, Haemorrhagic Anaemia, Leukocytosis, Fall, Impaired Self-care

This is a Fosamax side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: osteoporosis,osteopenia, who was treated with Fosamax (dosage:10 Mg, Qd, start time: Nov 03, 2005), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Osteoarthritis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Haemorrhagic Anaemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Fall
  • Impaired Self-care
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fosamax treatment in female patients suffering from osteoporosis,osteopenia, resulting in Osteoarthritis.

Femur Fracture, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Low Turnover Osteopathy, Osteoarthritis, Depression, Hyperlipidaemia, Palpitations, Migraine

A female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: osteopenia started Fosamax treatment (dosage: 70 Mg, Qw) on Jan 29, 2004. Soon after starting Fosamax treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Intramedullary Rod Insertion
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Palpitations
  • Migraine
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fosamax side effects, such as Osteoarthritis.
Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Disability, Muscular Weakness, Balance Disorder, Asthenia, Femur Fracture, Osteoarthritis, Gait Disturbance

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Fosamax on Nov 18, 2013. Patient felt the following Fosamax side effects: intramedullary rod insertion, disability, muscular weakness, balance disorder, asthenia, femur fracture, osteoarthritis, gait disturbance Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 187.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fosamax dosage: 10 Mg, Qd. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Bronchitis, Nerve Compression, Osteoarthritis, Fatigue, Haematoma, Fall, Pollakiuria

This report suggests a potential Fosamax Osteoarthritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): osteopenia,osteoporosis and used Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Qw) starting Jul 30, 2009. Soon after starting Fosamax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Bronchitis
  • Nerve Compression
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Haematoma
  • Fall
  • Pollakiuria
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Fosamax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Osteoarthritis, may still occur.
Wrist Fracture, Arthritis, Cardiac Disorder, Dyslipidaemia, Scoliosis, Oestrogen Deficiency, Radius Fracture, Osteoarthritis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 24, 2014 by a Female taking Fosamax (dosage: 10 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 164.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fosamax side effects: wrist fracture, arthritis, cardiac disorder, dyslipidaemia, scoliosis, oestrogen deficiency, radius fracture, osteoarthritis. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Femur Fracture, Open Reduction Of Fracture, Bone Graft, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Hip Arthroplasty, Shoulder Operation, Haemorrhage, Osteoarthritis

This Osteoarthritis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): osteopenia.On May 08, 2000 a consumer started treatment with Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Fosamax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Open Reduction Of Fracture
  • Bone Graft
  • Intramedullary Rod Insertion
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Operation
  • Haemorrhage
  • Osteoarthritis
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Osteoarthritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Femur Fracture, Surgery, Fall, Osteoporosis, Pain, Impaired Healing, Decreased Activity, Osteoarthritis

This is a Fosamax side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: osteopenia and was treated with Fosamax (dosage: Unk) starting 200909. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Alendronate Sodium (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Surgery
  • Fall
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain
  • Impaired Healing
  • Decreased Activity
  • Osteoarthritis
This opens a possibility that Fosamax could cause Osteoarthritis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Impaired Healing, Femur Fracture, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis

This Osteoarthritis side effect was reported by a physician from US on Nov 25, 2013. A female patient from US , weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fosamax. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Fosamax side effects: impaired healing, femur fracture, intramedullary rod insertion, osteoarthritis, tendonitis. Fosamax dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Boniva (Unk)
These side effects may potentially be related to Fosamax.
Femur Fracture, Fall, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Spinal Compression Fracture, Anaemia Postoperative, Haemorrhage, Haemorrhagic Anaemia, Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis

This Osteoarthritis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: osteopenia,osteoporosis. The patient was prescribed Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Qw), which was started on 1995. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Fosamax the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fall
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Anaemia Postoperative
  • Haemorrhage
  • Haemorrhagic Anaemia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Fosamax.
Internal Fixation Of Fracture, Haemorrhagic Anaemia, Femur Fracture, Low Turnover Osteopathy, Atypical Femur Fracture, Fall, Road Traffic Accident, Impaired Healing, Osteoarthritis

This Osteoarthritis Fosamax side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 20, 2014. A Female , weighting 162.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fosamax. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Internal Fixation Of Fracture
  • Haemorrhagic Anaemia
  • Femur Fracture
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy
  • Atypical Femur Fracture
  • Fall
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Impaired Healing
  • Osteoarthritis
. Fosamax dosage: 70 Mg, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Vitamin E (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Joint Arthroplasty, Meniscus Removal, Femur Fracture, Low Turnover Osteopathy, Migraine, Adverse Event, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Osteoarthritis

This is a Fosamax side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: osteopenia, who was treated with Fosamax (dosage:10 Mg, Unk, start time: Oct 20, 2000), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Osteoarthritis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Intramedullary Rod Insertion
  • Joint Arthroplasty
  • Meniscus Removal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy
  • Migraine
  • Adverse Event
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Fosamax treatment in female patients suffering from osteopenia, resulting in Osteoarthritis.
Femur Fracture, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Low Turnover Osteopathy, Osteopenia, Impaired Healing, Osteoarthritis, Incision Site Haematoma, Infection, Limb Asymmetry

A female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: osteoporosis started Fosamax treatment (dosage: Unk) on 2000. Soon after starting Fosamax treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Intramedullary Rod Insertion
  • Low Turnover Osteopathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Impaired Healing
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Incision Site Haematoma
  • Infection
  • Limb Asymmetry
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Fosamax side effects, such as Osteoarthritis.
Femoral Neck Fracture, Hip Arthroplasty, Rib Fracture, Foot Fracture, Malignant Melanoma, Hypertension, Adverse Event, Osteoarthritis, Intervertebral Disc Disorder

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Fosamax on Dec 12, 2013. After Fosamax was administered, patient encountered several Fosamax side effects: femoral neck fracture, hip arthroplasty, rib fracture, foot fracture, malignant melanoma, hypertension, adverse event, osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc disorder Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 160.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Fosamax dosage: 35 Mg, Qw. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Femur Fracture, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Arthropathy, Anaemia, Renal Failure, Osteoarthritis, Cellulitis

This report suggests a potential Fosamax Osteoarthritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): osteoporosis,osteoarthritis and used Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Qw) starting Mar 21, 2008. Soon after starting Fosamax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Intramedullary Rod Insertion
  • Arthropathy
  • Anaemia
  • Renal Failure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cellulitis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Fosamax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Osteoarthritis, may still occur.
Femur Fracture, Intramedullary Rod Insertion, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Tendon Sheath Incision, Osteopenia, Osteoarthritis, Fibula Fracture

An adverse event was reported by a physician on May 20, 2013 by a Female taking Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Qw) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 150.5 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Fosamax side effects: femur fracture, intramedullary rod insertion, blood cholesterol increased, tendon sheath incision, osteopenia, osteoarthritis, fibula fracture. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Alendronate Sodium (70 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized.
Joint Dislocation Reduction, Osteoarthritis, Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Cataract, Cataract Operation, Platelet Count Increased, Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, Hyponatraemia

This Osteoarthritis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): osteoporosis.On 1989 a consumer started treatment with Fosamax (dosage: 70 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Alendronate Sodium
  • Insulin (Unk)
  • Insulin, Biphasic Isophane [injection] (15 Units Qam/80 Units Qpm)
When commencing Fosamax, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Joint Dislocation Reduction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Operation
  • Platelet Count Increased
  • Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
  • Hyponatraemia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Osteoarthritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Femur Fracture, Closed Fracture Manipulation, Hypoacusis, Haemorrhagic Anaemia, Fracture Nonunion, Osteoarthritis, Cataract Operation, Device Failure

This is a Fosamax side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: osteoporosis and was treated with Fosamax (dosage: Unk) starting 200802. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Femur Fracture
  • Closed Fracture Manipulation
  • Hypoacusis
  • Haemorrhagic Anaemia
  • Fracture Nonunion
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cataract Operation
  • Device Failure
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Fosamax could cause Osteoarthritis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw, Oral Disorder, Pyogenic Granuloma, Jaw Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, Nerve Compression, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rash Vesicular

This Osteoarthritis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 30, 2012. A female patient from US , 71 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Fosamax. Patient felt the following Fosamax side effects: osteonecrosis of jaw, oral disorder, pyogenic granuloma, jaw disorder, osteoarthritis, bursitis, nerve compression, rheumatoid arthritis, rash vesicular. Fosamax dosage: Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Fosamax.
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Fosamax Osteoarthritis Causes and Reviews


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.

Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.

Risk factors for Osteoarthritis include

  • Being overweight
  • Getting older
  • Injuring a joint

No single test can diagnose Osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.

Treatments include exercise, medicines, and sometimes surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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I have had gastric bypas and would like to know if I can take Fosamax.

Sun, 26 Jul 2009
I took Actonel for 2 months and the psorasis in my scalp got out of control. My Doctor could find no connection. I have been on Fosamax for one month now and the same thing is happening. Have there been other reports of this side effect?
Fri, 10 Oct 2008
After being on Fosamax for approximately four and one half years suddenly I developed severe medial bilateral knee pain. Have pain when walking down and up stairs. I have NO history of arthritis, no inflammation or redness at the location of pain. I stopped taking the medication three months after experiencing these symptoms in Jan o8 and still suffer these effects 10 months later. I took this medication post menopausely prophylactically a 35mg weekly dose to prevent bone loss. I understand Fosamax has a half life of 10 years. Does the pain eventually go away or is this permanent damage?
Wed, 06 May 2009
Can Fosamax cause a drop in blood pressure? Can it worsen pre-existing anaemia. I've taken 4 weekly 70mg tablets and am feeling dizzy and week with loss of sensation in my fingers and joint pains. As I have suffered a year ago from kidney failure and tubulointerstitial nephritis I am concerned that I may go back into kidney failure due to the Fosamax.
Mon, 23 Nov 2009
I have been using Fosamax for years for osteopenia. I have good teeth with1 root canal. I am wooried about it affecting my teeth. Is taking it a major risk for teeth? Is there a better way to prevent bone loss? I am 64, good health and use weight trainig( 5'4" white )
Tue, 20 Jul 2010
I started generic Fosamax 10 days ago . After my first dose( sunday) I was fine , but the day after (Monday) in the afternoon I experienced crushing pain in my upper spine that radiated to the front. I had severe difficulty rising from a lying position , severe pain. I notified my Doctor and took pain meds and sleeping pills for the next three days. <strong>By Friday I was feeling better. </strong> <strong>I took a second dosage the following Sunday and the pain repeated itself the next day Monday. y Doctor doesn't feel the pill is doing this to me .</strong>
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