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					Fosamax          injuries       or      Fosamax         lawsuits    please        visit ">Fosamax is an Osteoporotic Drug:
  Fosamax, manufactured by Merck, is a prescription drug that is used to treat
osteoporosis and Paget 鈥檚 disease. Fosamax was approved by the FDA in 1995 has
been taken by some twenty million patients. This drug is a member of the
bisphosphonate class of drugs and works by altering bone recycling processes by
inhibiting bone breakdown.
  Fosamax Therapy is Linked to Bone Damage:
  Although Fosamax is meant to strengthen bone for individuals who are losing bone
mass, it has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and femur fractures. In
September 2010, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research released a
study that provides a link between femur fractures and bisphosphonates such as
Fosamax. The study looked at 310 cases of rare femur fractures and found that in 291
cases the patients had been taking bisphosphonates. It has been suggested that
bisphosphonate drug labels should be changed to alert patients and healthcare
providers of the femur fracture risk associated with long-term use of Fosamax and
related generics. The FDA is currently considering these recommendations. These
fosamax injuries have initiated a number of Fosamax lawsuits.
  Fosamax Health Risks and Side effects:
  One of the most common side effects of Fosamax therapy is stomach pain. Less
common side effects indicating fosamax injuries include:
  鈥 ?First occurrence or worsening of heartburn 鈥 ?Chest pain 鈥 ?Difficulty
swallowing 鈥?Vomiting (bloody or coffee ground type) 鈥?Bloody or black stools
鈥?Mouth sores 鈥 ?Hives 鈥?Itching 鈥 ?Swelling of the face, lips or tongue
鈥?Difficulty breathing 鈥?Eye pain 鈥?Flu-like symptoms 鈥? Irritation of the
esophagus or ulcerations 鈥?Muscle/joint pain
  Other side effects reported include:
  鈥?Nausea 鈥?Headache 鈥?Change in taste 鈥?Gas 鈥?Bloating 鈥?Diarrhea
  You should report these side effects to your healthcare provider.
  If you are thinking of taking Fosamax therapy there are certain things you should
discuss with your healthcare provider. Let your doctor know if you have any allergies
to Fosamax or other allergies to foods, preservatives or dyes. Also report any
digestion, throat, intestine, kidney or stomach problems you may have as Fosamax
may worsen these conditions. It is important that you can sit or stand upright for at
least thirty minutes after taking Fosamax. If you can 鈥檛, it is possible for this drug
to cause severe throat damage. It is also important that you have a proper diet and
maintain healthy levels of calcium and vitamin D.
  If you have experienced an unusual femur fracture, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ),
or any of the serious fosamax injuries listed above while on Fosamax therapy you
may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and
medical expenses. Fosamax Lawsuits are currently being filed across the country.
  Author Bio.
  Susan Ardizzoni, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate in Biology with a major in Neuroscience
(medical) and minors in Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics with experience in
basic and clinical research. Although the author is not an attorney, this article was
sponsored by the law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP and constitutes Attorney
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