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 4  osteoporosis flatulence none F 73 90 days
10 1X D
 1  osteoporosis, osteopenia irregular heart beat, pain in center of chest between breasts, esophagus burning, pain under left breast, pain in left hip, anxiety, headache, fatigue Two hours after taking weekly pill had intense irregular heartbeat (PVC) pain/discomfort in chest. Thought it was a heart attack - Dr. said it was stress. Waited a week, saw cardiologist, did all the normal heart tests - nothing wrong. Blood test showed higher platlets-monitoring this. When walking I get random left hip pain that affects my walk. 2 months later and still not normal - chest discomfort everyday, anxiety. Omneprazole and TUMS give some relief for the esophagus burn. Listen to your body! I was a very active person that struggles every day with these side effects and don't know when it will go away. DO NOT TAKE! F 67 8 months
70 mg 1X W
 2  osteoporosis no side effects unsure of any benefits F 21 5 weeks
70mg 1X W
 2  osteoporosis NA My osteoporosis condition got worse. F 47 365 days
35 1X W
 1  Osteoporosis Lower back pain. Muscle spasms. Difficulty moving, walking, sitting. Extreme discomfort and pain ever with painkillers. F 60 1 days
 1  osteoporosis bone and muscle pain ,shoulder,neck,hips chest pain thought I was taking a heart attack.lesions on hands which are progressing, and fatigue is unbelievable..feel like I have been poisoned.will never take this drug again. I will never take this drug again ...very disappointed to learn that this drug will be in my body probably for ever and I am obviously having a severe reaction to it ..what do I do but pray the lesions on my hands will resolve..and the pain will not return as bad. please take this drug off the market.. F 67 4 months
70 mg 1X W
 1  osteoporosis black, tarry stools, dizziness, weakness, hair loss,left hip pain I was admitted to ER with low hemogloban score of 6 after losing blood through tarry stools. After endoscopy and colonoscopy they found no cause. I know that the alendronate was the cause as for weeks I felt terrible, with dizzy spells , headaches, weakness and leg pains, especially at night. Will never take it again!! Just hope it leaves my system ASAP. F 79 3 months
70mg 1X W
 4  osteoporosis I just started taking this medicine and so far have had no side effects. F 71 3 weeks
70 mg 1X W
 1  osteoporosis of spine I followed doctor's instructions closely. Took first dose on Dec. 19TH, before breakfast. On Dec. 20TH, very early in the morning about 3:00 am, I felt pain all over my body. I could not turn on my sides. The following morning, I was completely disabled. I could not get out of bed without help. My husband helped me sit up by pushing my back up. Walking was impossible without a cane. Even with the aid of a cane, all I could managed was walking in a very small steps, in a very slow manner. We knew that I did not suffer a stroke because my voice was not weak. I could not sit down without help. My whole body was in pain. I would never touch FOSAMAX OR ITS GENERIC FORM ever again. My experience was such that I am even scared of trying any kind of osteoporosis medecines. I will just take calcium with vitamin D everyday, exercise, drink plenty of milk, eat yogurt. This ALENDRONATE from COBALT is a poison to my body. It is maybe a good thing that I suffered this serious side effect in just one dose. Some people that I read from the internet mentioned that they had this bad side effect after taking the med for one month and some after one year. F 65 1 days
70 mg 1X W
 3  osteoporosis none Worked about as well as Calcium/magnesium/D3. I discontinued Alendronate sodium after one year and started taking Calcium/magnesium/D3 and strontium M 58 1 years
70 mg 1X W

ALENDRONATE SODIUM  (ALENDRONATE SODIUM):  Alendronate is used to prevent and treat certain types of bone loss (osteoporosis) in adults. Osteoporosis causes bones to become thinner and break more easily. Your chance of developing osteoporosis increases as you age, after menopause, or if you are taking corticosteroid medications (such as prednisone) for a long time. This medication works by slowing bone loss. This effect helps maintain strong bones and reduce the risk of broken bones (fractures). Alendronate belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)