You are likely taking Fosamax because you believe that the benefits of taking the drug outweigh the risks. However, as a patient you deserve to know the truth about Fosamax. You deserve to have your questions answered. Below are the answers to some common questions about Fosamax.
▪ How Long do Side Effects From Fosamax Last? Some side effects of Fosamax may be short lived. However, more significant side effects such as atypical femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw can affect patients for the rest of their lives.
▪ How Long for Fosamax Holiday? Some doctors are beginning to recommend that patients take a break from Fosamax to give their bodies a chance to recover. The length of time for a Fosamax holiday is something that should be discussed with your doctor.
▪ How Long to Take Fosamax? Again, this is an individual question that should be discussed with your doctor. Fosamax remains in system for a long time and thus may be unnecessary after five years for some patients whose osteoporosis is not worsening.
Whether you are deciding whether to start taking Fosamax or you are already taking Fosamax, it is important to speak with your doctor, to get your questions answered. and to find out the truth about the drug you are considering.