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Fosamax â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA's data, side-effects from Fosamax®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· gas
· bloating
· constipation
· diarrhea
· stomach irritation or upset stomach
· acid regurgitation (reflux)
· stomach pain
· headache
· muscle or bone pain

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· difficulty swallowing
· pain during swallowing
· chest pain
· new or worsening heartburn
· vomiting blood


*Fosamax® is marketed by Merck as a treatment for osteoporosis. The active ingredient is alendronate.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD