Fosamax, also known as alendronate sodium, is used to treat osteoporosis, particularly for women who have undergone menopause.
For some patients who have taken this to reduce the effects of aging and loss of bone density, this drug has actually weakened bones and led to increased risk of fractures, particularly the femur.
In still other women, this drug has been associated with high incidents of a disorder called Osteocrosis, which is the weakening and dying of the jawbones resulting in a high propensity of fracture, an inability to heal from tooth problems, and ultimately a rotting of the jaw bone and surrounding tissue.
Studies have also shown this drug can cause serious esophageal distress and even could be a cause for cancer of the esophagus.
For more information about Fosamax and the FDA warnings, click here: http://www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/ucm208687.htm
If you have been prescribed Fosamax to prevent osteoporosis associated with post-menopausal symptoms and are experiencing pain in the hip or thigh or jaw or teeth problems, contact your doctor immediately. Never stop any prescription medication without a doctor’s supervision.
Contact us at NB&W right away to discuss your legal rights and any options available to you.