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Are Alendronate's side effects the same as Fosamax?

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Are Alendronate's side effects the same as Fosamax?

I took Fosamax for some time and it didn't seem to do any good although at the time I wasn't told to break up my dosages of Ca. and add D3. Then I was put on 2 yrs of Forteo for the max period . Now I am on Alendronate besdies Strontium and I am debating weather to go off the Alendronate.

I have been having weight gain as well as more hot flashes which I think seems to be some of the side effects. I just realized that after all this time.

Of course there s also the possibility of the jaw necrosis I know. Is the same as Alendronate? I am guess ing thata it might be.

The more I am hearing the more I am thinking it probably is the best thing to go off. No one seems to know about that taking of both Alendronate while also taking Strontium.. I haven't had any stomach problaems with either Fosamax or Alendronate.

Sorry, I know I have probably thrown in a couple more questions to besisdes the original one.

Any info that any of you might have would be helpful.

Thanks !


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Old 07-01-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: Are Alendronate's side effects the same as Fosamax?

It's good hear you aren't having stomach problems from either medication. I thought Alendronate was Fosamax. Am I wrong? I"m on my second round of Forteo because of stomach problems with oral medications and not wanting to do the IV infusions.

I can't answer your questions about Strontium but there's posters I'm sure will come by and help you out.

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