Fosamax is a drug used to help with your bone growth and such. Fosamax, also known as Alendronate, is in a group of medicines called bisphosphonates. What is does it alters the cycle of your bone formation and bone breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass if you have a medical condition that is creating this loss.
When it this drug is used in men and women it is for the sole purpose to help prevent osteoporosis. In women it can be caused by menopause. In men and women it can be caused by taking steroids. It is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis and Paget’s disease of the bone.
There are many side effects of this drug. People who have used Fosamax have developed loss of bone in places like their jaw. This has become important and a lawsuit because of the side effects and misrepresentation that doctors give about this drug. Some people using medicines like Fosamax have bone loss in the jaw, called osteonecrosis. Symptoms may include excruciating jaw pain, swelling, numbness, loose teeth, and infections.
Drugs can have all different kind of symptoms and side effects. It depends on the person taking them. No one wants to have symptoms and side effects of a drug. Especially one that can cause something so severe as a jaw problem and bone fractures. There are many other symptoms to this drug that are minimal but should never be taken lightly. If you are having problems contact your doctor. If your doctor neglects or thinks it is something else get a second opinion. Your health and safety is more important.
Be cautious. If you have concerns talk about them with professionals. Fosamax is a drug intended to help you with bone loss or bone regeneration. Contact your doctor and or lawyer if you have been having problems with this drug. It is better to be safe than sorry.