Dec 8, 2014 ... These painful bone breaks are known to occur in the femur. ... fractures are more
common in women taking Fosamax longer than five ... For most Fosamax users
who have suffered broken bones, the ... The 59-year-old was jumping rope with
some neighborhood children when her left thighbone snapped.
May 21, 2012 ... If you've been taking bisphosphonates long-term, you may be ... As we wrote in
the October 2010 Harvard Women's Health Watch, one such ... Only 6.4% of
patients who had a classic femur fracture were on the drugs. ... My grandmother
suffered a fractured hip after long term use of an osteoporosis tablet.
Feb 8, 2012 ... Some drugs used to strengthen bones may increase the risk of an unusual ... a
loss of bone density over time, will suffer fewer broken bones if they take ... an
unusual femur (thighbone) fracture if they take the drugs on a long-term basis. ...
to seven out of 10,000 people, mostly women in their 60s and 70s.
Osteoporosis drugs “work” by stopping bone remodeling, which is the body's ...
Let's take a look at some of the most significant ones. ..... with 20% who suffer
from fractures neck of femur without bisposphonates. .... Meanwhile, the smaller
woman could have more calcium in her bones and more resilient and healthy
Mar 12, 2015 ... incidence of femoral shaft fracture in women treated with bisphoshonates ....
drugs are the cause, there is some evidence that the fractures are related to ...
Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis should not stop taking the ....
was on ibandronate before suffering the bilateral femoral shaft fractures.
Mar 8, 2010 ... But now there's mounting evidence that, for some women, taking these ... users of
the popular osteoporosis drug are suffering broken femurs.
Mar 6, 2011 ... There was little or no trauma; in most cases the women were simply standing or
... femur fractures have been reported among women and some men taking ...
They identified those who had suffered femur fractures occurring below the ...
drugs by patients with osteoporosis who are at high risk of fracture,” a ...
Keywords: Atypical femur fractures, osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, adverse
drug ... caution regarding their 'long-term' use (www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ ...
femoral shaft fractures while taking long-term alendronate and glucocorticoid ...
total of 141 atypical femur fractures occurring in women on bisphosphonate
Apr 17, 2010 ... Do osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax lead to broken bones? ... And some of the
women were younger, in their 50s, with ... taking these drugs are suffering from
serious fractures in their thigh bones -- an ordinarily rare occurrence. ... rare as
your femur (thigh bone) is one of the strongest bones in your body!