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Fosamax

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4.2  Effectiveness
3.6  Side Effects
3.5  Holistic Benefits

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Fosamax, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 89.5% 5.3% 5.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 5.3% 84.2% 0% 10.5%
Breathing 0% 0% 94.7% 0% 5.3%
Confidence 0% 0% 89.5% 5.3% 5.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 5.3% 78.9% 10.5% 5.3%
Digestion 0% 0% 89.5% 0% 10.5%
Emotional Well-being 0% 5.3% 78.9% 0% 15.8%
Energy 0% 10.5% 84.2% 0% 5.3%
Eyesight 0% 0% 94.7% 0% 5.3%
Memory 0% 5.3% 84.2% 5.3% 5.3%
Mental Clarity 0% 10.5% 78.9% 5.3% 5.3%
Pain 0% 5.3% 68.4% 21.1% 5.3%
Patience 0% 5.3% 84.2% 5.3% 5.3%
Sexual Health 0% 5.3% 94.7% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 94.7% 0% 5.3%
Sleep 0% 10.5% 63.2% 15.8% 10.5%
Stress Level 0% 5.3% 73.7% 10.5% 10.5%
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Commonly Reported Fosamax Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 88.9% 5.6% 0% 0% 5.6%
Fatigue 83.3% 0% 11.1% 0% 5.6%
Depression 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
Sensitivity to Light 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Muscle / Joint Pain 72.2% 5.6% 0% 22.2% 0%
Mood Swings 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Blurred Vision 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 57.9% 5.3% 15.8% 10.5% 10.5%
Confusion 80% 0% 10% 10% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 40% 0% 0% 30% 30%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Indigestion 88.9% 0% 5.6% 0% 5.6%
Anxiety 70% 0% 10% 0% 20%
Drowsiness 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Nausea 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 83.3% 0% 11.1% 0% 5.6%
Insomnia 90% 0% 0% 0% 10%
Heartburn 88.9% 5.6% 0% 0% 5.6%
Muscle Cramping 70% 10% 0% 10% 10%
Diarrhea 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Fosamax Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Stroke 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Breast Cancer 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
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Episodes since taking Fosamax
Since taking Fosamax Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.8%
Fall 1.8%
Hospitalization 7.1%
Stroke 1.8%
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08 Nov 2012 I did not like it it caused me pain in my hips and legs also I told my MD and he said to stop the drug and just to do weight vest walking with a vest made by nyknyc company which I am doing and I like it very much but I stopped the drug it was a bad drug. check out www.nyknyc.com to see those vests
   —Posted by Callie Newman
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17 Jul 2011 I thought it was only doing good as my testing showed my density was improving. Then my hips started aching and my mother said she had the same simptom and stopped taking the Fosamax, and the pain stopped. I did the same and it stopped for me also.
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30 Apr 2011 After 11 weeks of fosamax, my palpitations increased dramatically.
   —Posted by Flash
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12 Mar 2011 I have been taking Fosamax for 4 years. The side effects have gotten worse the last two. I do have an irregular heart beat (Supra VT) that has also gotten worse. My last bone density test shows the results to be very minimal if at all.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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26 Sep 2010 dont recomend fosamax. destroyed my heart and health
   —Posted by dorothy
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