Fosamax (alendronate) is considered a bisphosphonate. That means it has the ability to effect the growth and reconstruction of the bones in your body. The idea behind drugs like Fosamax is to reduce the degradation of bone loss and increase bone mass, ultimately allowing for fewer breaks and general damage. On the surface Fosamax seems like an ideal solution for problems such as osteoporosis. In a perfect world where drugs worked as advertised, it would be a literal life saver. Unfortunately, the problems that come along with Fosamax usage have often proven to be as hazardous as the original affliction, if not worse.
Side Effects of Fosomax Usage
We’ve all heard the prescription drug commercials that praise a drug’s effectiveness one minute while quickly running through a laundry list of side effects the next minute. Unfortunately for the makers of Fosomax their list of side effects have proven quite severe:
- Femur Fractures
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw/Dead Jaw Syndrome
- Esophageal Cancer
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Severe Musculoskeletal Pain
It seems that the longer patients utilize the drug the more likely and more severe their side effects. Malities such as “Dead jaw syndrome” and esphogeal cancer are serious indeed. In 2010 action was taken by American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Femoral Fracture Task Force in order to get warning labels revised for bisphosphonates, especially in regards to atypical bone fractures. In a very recent findings release from a 13 year study, usage of biphosphonates was strongly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Find more information at the San Francisco Chronicle report.
Legal Help for Fosomax Users
If you or someone you know experienced health damage as a result of Fosomax usage, we can help. Our job is to listen to your specific situation and match you with the proper lawyer for your needs. This is not an automated service, nor is your case “sold” to the highest bidder. We have personally filtered our network of attorneys over decades, transferring cases to those firms that have proven themselves both ethical and results driven. Reach out to us at 1-800-603-6833 or utilize our online contact form. Our service is completely free to you so don’t hesitate to get the help you need today.