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Alendronate Sodium

Popular Brands: : Fosamax, Alendronate Sodium, Alendronate, Alendronato, Binosto
Official FDA Reports383,284
Social Media Events4,923
Total Posts2,193
Avg. Review Score1.75/ 5

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Alendronate Sodium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Alendronate Sodium

Back Pain

... to your health. After taking Fosamax for approx 12 years, during which time I have been experiencing esophageal disorders, bad breath, heartburn, fatigue, lower back pains and digestive problems; all ...


Source: Fosamax-review-37da1

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Dyspepsia

... side effects and dangers to your health. After taking Fosamax for approx 12 years, during which time I have been experiencing esophageal disorders, bad breath, heartburn , fatigue, lower back pains and...


Source: Fosamax-review-37da1

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Breath Odour

... side effects and dangers to your health. After taking Fosamax for approx 12 years, during which time I have been experiencing esophageal disorders, bad breath , heartburn, fatigue, lower back pains and...


Source: Fosamax-review-37da1

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Knees beginning to hurt

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Influenza like illness, Oedema, Oropharyngeal pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Constant sore throat and swollen neck glands Flu like feeling.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tinnitus, Arrhythmia, Pain in extremity, Oral discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... Put on Fosamax for my bones started having side effects after 8 weeks kept taking it 10 weeks having racing heart and pulse feet hurt hands hurt jaw and teeth hurt ringing in the ear wished I hadn't ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Back pain, Neck pain, Musculoskeletal stiffness, Osteoporosis, Bone scan

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... then but I refused due to side effects. I exercise, my wt. is WNL, I'm 60 years young. I decided to take the medication. Four days later I developed sudden stiff neck and bil joint pain of my thumbs....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Groin pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe groin pain severe low back pain I'm calling my Gyn today to report this after learning what's causing my pain.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Weight increased, Balance disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Weight gain Makes me unsteady on my fee

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I already have a lot of pain from severe spinal problems--can't take any more pain. I began using strontium 10 months ago and my recent Dexa scan showed a modest increase in b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Myalgia, Musculoskeletal stiffness, Abdominal distension, Influenza like illness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 11, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I experienced gas and bloating the day I took my first pill. The next day I had flu-like symptoms (joint & muscle pain). Four days later I woke up with a painfully stiff neck. It ha...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Arthralgia, Chest pain, Back pain, Neck pain, Bone pain, Gait disturbance, Hip fracture, Pain in extremity, Pain in jaw, Rash

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Paralyzed thighs, hand pain,chest pains jaw bone pain,hip pain,cannot walk at times, back pains, rash, constapation, knee pain, neck pain I do not think I will ever be b...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Headache, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Pain, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No side effects first day. Next day terrible backache down my spine. After that I had pains in my ribs, pains in my abdomen, nausea, weakness and pains in all of my joints, headache. ...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.