Is Fosamax really effective?
The study showed that the drug Fosamax was effective in maintaining bone mineral density at the spine for 10 years, regardless of the age of the patients or the extent of bone loss at the start of treatment..
How long does it take for Fosamax to strengthen bones?
“Over three years on Fosamax, you can expect a 6% to 8% increase in spinal bone density and a 4% to 6% increase in hip bone density,” says Michael Holick, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center.
Does Fosamax cause weight gain?
Significantly increased weight gain of Fosamax-treated mice, particularly in the later weeks of treatment, suggest that long-term Fosamax use appears to impact metabolism, but it is unclear at this stage how these metabolic changes may lead to complications observed with long-term use of bisphosphonates.
How do I know if Fosamax is working?
Because Fosamax is a slow working drug that prevents or treats Osteoporosis you will not know if the drug is working. You will not feel it working however, your doctor can monitor your progress with a bone mineral density test.
Why is Fosamax bad for you?
Fosamax users have experienced severe side effects, including esophageal cancer, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and unusual bone fractures. It is also alleged that thousands of patients taking Fosamax do not actually face serious bone conditions, but are encouraged to use the drug as a preventative treatment.
What is the safest drug to take for osteoporosis?
Estrogen Promotes Bone Production Estrogen replacement therapy used to be the only FDA-approved treatment for the prevention of osteoporosis because of the hormone’s role in producing bone.