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.
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.
Mar 12, 2015 ... Osteoporosis drugs are marketed and sold as fracture preventive, and ...
Incidence of stress fractures of the femoral shaft in women treated with
bisphosphonates. .... of thigh bone fracture in patients taking bisphosphonates,
drugs used in ... drugs are the cause, there is some evidence that the fractures
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
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.
Nov 29, 2011 ... Back then Fosamax was a relatively new drug and there was a lot of enthusiasm
for the ... Bone is living tissue, and it suffers daily wear and tear. ... For some
reason older women tend to have increased activity of the bone ... Atypical femur
stress fractures often cause pain in the thigh or groin, especially ...
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!
Mar 10, 2010 ... "They should ask their doctor if the drugs should be continued or if they should ...
of some post-menopausal women who take bisphosphonates (Actonel, ...
Studying bone biopsies in women who suffered femur fractures, Lane ...
Feb 15, 2016 ... Some critics say the new analysis overestimates the benefits and underestimate
the ... Many of the women who suffered sudden thigh fractures were relatively ... X
-rays showed her femur—usually one of the strongest bones in the ... in less than
1 per 10,000 patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.