Fosamax is a type of medication that is found in the bisphosphonates group. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.
It is also used to prevent or treat steroid-induced osteoporosis and postmenopausal osteoporosis and is used to treat Paget's disease of bone.
Because Fosamax is a slow working drug that prevents or treats Osteoporosis, you will not know if the drug is working. You will not feel it working, however, your doctor can monitor your progress with a bone mineral density test.
Fosamax has a 96% success rate - patients who use the drug once daily or once weekly see an increase or maintain bone mass. The doctor also will determine how long you should take Fosamax.
Possible side effects of this drug which have possible grounds for a Fosamax Drug Defect Lawsuit in Sacramento include:
- Heartburn, indigestion, nausea
- Difficult or painful swallowing
- Chest pains
- Severe bone, joint, muscle pain
- Jawbone problems such as infection delayed healing after teeth are pulled
- Stomach pain
Fosamax has been linked to a serious bone disease called Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ).
The following video provides more information on the side effects of Fosamax.
There have been legal proceedings and warning letters about the side effects of Fosamax. If you have experienced any of these symptoms before or after taking Fosamax, consult with your doctor to determine if this was a direct result of the medication.
If it is determined that Fosamax is a direct result of any of the side effects listed above, we urge you to take immediate legal action.
I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento Drug Products Liability Lawyer. If you or a loved one has experienced any of the listed side effects, please call me for free, friendly advice at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400. You may also contact me here.