In recent years, there have been several troubling side effects linked to Fosamax and other bisphosphonates that are meant to be used to treat osteoporosis. Is hair loss associated with Fosamax as well? It appears that there have actually been several case reports of Fosamax patients complaining about hair loss in addition to the other side effects that have more openly been associated with this class of osteoporosis medications.
Other Side Effects of Fosamax
Fosamax was originally approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for treating patients with low bone density in November of 1999, but it has since come under scrutiny for serious health concerns. The FDA even issued a warning and required Merck & Co., the drug’s maker, to send a letter to physicians in order to warn the doctors of the health risks of the drug, including the risk of ulcers that could result if patients taking the drug did not also drink sufficient water. In addition to hair loss, Fosamax and other similar drugs have also been linked to serious side effects including cancer, osteonecrosis of the jaw (or the death of jaw tissue) and arrhythmia. All of these side effects have the potential to be deadly. Although Fosamax and other osteoporosis drugs are intended to strengthen bone density, Fosamax has also been linked with an increased occurrence of femur fractures in its patients. Due to an increase in scrutiny regarding the serious side effects of Fosamax and other osteoporosis medications, there has been a sharp drop in the use of Fosamax and other similar bisphosphonates in recent years.
Thousands of lawsuits have been bought by Fosamax patients against Fosamax maker, Merck & Co., alleging that the plaintiffs suffered injuries as the result of taking Fosamax and that Merck knew or should have known about these side effects but failed to warn the doctors and the patients about them. A New Jersey judge recently dismissed 570 Fosamax lawsuits, but there is still hope for the plaintiffs in the more than 4,000 Fosamax lawsuits that are still pending in the United States, especially since Merck has shown a willingness to settle thousands of related cases in Canada recently.
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