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So while Fosamax and other bisphosphonates may increase bone density in your hip, they could contribute to loss of bone in your jaw.
Personally, I would never take either Fosamax or Prolia.
Fosamax and Actonel are the only oral bisphosphonates approved for use in both men and women.
All participants in FLEX had received Fosamax during a previous five-year study that compared Fosamax with placebo.
Merck has agreed to pay $27.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits claiming Fosamax caused osteonecrosis of the jaw.
L'etude FACT, pour Fosamax Actonel Comparison Trial, a montre que ces 2 traitements ralentissent la destruction de l'os, et favorisent la reconstruction d'os neuf.
announced today the firm is now accepting cases on behalf of individuals who used the osteoporosis medication Fosamax and later suffered a femur (hip/thigh) fracture.
The products affected are those approved for osteoporosis indications, such as alendronate (Fosamax), alendronate and cholecalciferol (Fosamax Plus D), risedronate sodium (Actonel), rise-dronate sodium with calcium carbonate (Actonel with Calcium), ibandronate sodium (Boniva), risedronate sodium (Atelvia), pamidronate injection (Are-dia), and zoledronic acid injection (Re-clast), as well as generic formulations of those drugs.
The products affected are those approved for osteoporosis indications, such as alendronate (Fosamax), alendronate and cholecalciferol (Fosamax Plus D), risedronate sodium (Actonel), risedronate sodium with calcium carbonate (Actonel with Calcium), ibandronate sodium (Boniva), risedronate sodium (Atelvia), pamidronate injection (Aredia), and zoledronic acid injection (Reclast), as well as generic formulations of those drugs.
Doctors said the problem may have been her 10-year use of alendronate, commonly known as the Merck osteoporosis drug Fosamax, following a hip fracture.
Fosamax and similar drugs poison osteoclasts, permanently killing them--so the normal bone breakdown and repair process is interfered with!
It was the company's first of more than 900 product liability lawsuits involving bone-density drug Fosamax to make it to trial.
You also should discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of starting an antiresorptive medication like alendronate (Fosamax) or ibandronate (Boniva).
Currently available bisphosphonates include alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel), etidronate (Didronel), pamidronate (Aredia), tiludronate (Skelid) and zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa).
All of these were in patients that had started taking Fosamax in 2005.