If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.WebMD does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is important that you take FOSAMAX for as long as your doctor prescribes the medicine. I would also like to see if anyone has any advise on Physical Therapy I could be doing until I go to my Ortho doctor in 8 days.This happened to me in TN and I live in TX.
Joint pain is refered to as arthralgia. Guidance for stopping alendronate Dear Editor, A patient recently asked me “How long should I stay on alendronate?” A very good question that had me struggling. This can make them inflamed and painful.Your doctor may ask you to make lifestyle changes like exercise, losing weight, and changing your eating habits. Symptoms of a femur fracture include leg or groin pain.Also call your doctor if you have muscle spasms, numbness or tingling (in hands and feet or around the mouth), new or unusual hip pain, or severe pain in your joints, bones, or muscles.You should not take Fosamax if you are allergic to alendronate, or if you have:low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia); orproblems with the muscles in your esophagus (the tube that connects your mouth and stomach).Do not take Fosamax if you cannot sit upright or stand for at least 30 minutes.

Broken bones usually occur at the hip, spine, or wrist and can lead not only to pain but also to considerable problems like stooped posture (‘dowager’s hump’) and loss of mobility.As well as your treatment with FOSAMAX, your doctor may suggest you make changes to your lifestyle to help your condition, such as:If you think any of these apply to you, do not take the tablets. How many years was she on it? I think that my emotional state between 2007 and 2008 was part of the "stress factor" that lowered my immune system. It almost always occurs in the bones of the lower leg and involves both epithelial and osteofibrous tissue. It is available as a weekly tablet, effervescent tablet, or oral solution. Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. Each tablet contains 70 mg alendronic acid (as sodium trihydrate).The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose (E460), lactose anhydrous (see section 2), croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate (E572).FOSAMAX tablets are available as oval, white tablets marked with an outline of a bone image on one side and ‘31’ on the other.The tablets are supplied in aluminium blisters in cartons in the following pack sizes: 2, 4, 8, 12 or 40 tablets.© Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited, 2019. Other risk factors include blood clotting disorders, anemia (low red blood cells), and a pre-existing dental problem.Fosamax has also been reported to cause fractures, or broken bones, in the large bones of the leg.

Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. Bone is the living tissue of the body. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Take Fosamax first thing in the morning, at least 30 minutes before you eat or drink anything or take any other medicine. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. As a result, bone loss occurs and bones become weaker.

over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great !After your experience, I was wondering if I should be x-rayed...since DEXA doesn't show stress fractures.I am a 66 year old female and have been taking fosamax and Hi undefined,

A local rheumatologist has stopped alendronate in several of my patients after five years. Do not eat or drink anything other than plain water.Do not crush, chew, or suck on an Fosamax tablet.
Broken bones can happen during normal, everyday activity, such as lifting, or from minor injury that would not generally break normal bone.