Re: Stomach problems?
Yes, it most definitely could cause this problem (amongst many other listed side effects as well). Have you seen an improvement in your bone density since you've been on the Fosamax? If you've been on this med for 5 years and are only now experiencing this side effect, I would say you're one of the lucky ones. There are many probs with the bisphosphonate class of meds (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel), among the oral ones. Sometimes they can also be administered by infusion, depending on individual circumstances.
There have also been studies done which show that even if one does have an improvement in bone density (per a DEXA scan), this improvement does NOT necessarily mean the quality of bone is necessarily healthy. On the contrary. It has been noted that this new bone density is actually bone that's ''more'' brittle and if a fracture occurs, the bone has been shown to ''shatter'' rather than just break in two. Dental probs with the jaw is one of the more serious side effects of this class of med as well, together with esophageal probs and joint and muscle pain just to name a few.
Just go to any search engine and type ''side effects of Bisphosphonate medication''. See what comes up.
Last edited by montesflus; 12-12-2009 at 01:21 PM.